Neil's Noodlemaps

2020-08-03

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1 Dan Hind and a socialist agenda for digital technology

Just listened to the Tech Won't Save Us interview with Dan Hind, where he discusses his ideas around a socialist agenda for digital technology. Included in that is a British Digital Cooperative. I'm a bit skeptical of a state-run platform, which at first blush sounds like it could be a bit of a StateBook, but I think Dan's proposition is much more nuanced than that. I'd like to dig into it more (e.g. here).

I also like the idea of localised digital tech that he discussed - working in a locality with members of the local community to really work out what is needed in that area. Felt a bit like appropriate technology for digital.

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