It’s the end of the world as we know it! Where’s Buffy?! She’s averted several apocalypses (apocalypseé? apocalypso?) already. Cameron’s behind this somehow, or Goldman-Sachs, I bet. Oh, wait — it’s only Zuckerberg?
For a minute there, I was worried.
Yes, as the guys at Wired have warned us, Facebook has you in its sights on the path toward world domination:
“Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.”
Yes, it’s true: the forced public option is a bit of a bastard. Settle down, tea-baggers, we’re not talking about that public option. But to hear some tech folk talk about it, you’d think we were. And yes, something “open and distributed” would be wonderful. Hop right on that, will you? On your own time, with your own funds and support, too, okay? Because I’m not paying for it. There’s the rub, as someone once said. And until we do actually get some socialists in charge, we’re stuck with the evils of capitalism…
As always, read the rest at BBHQ. I managed to work in a reference to both Buffy and EL Wisty, so I am pleased with myself. Loads of things to do and I am making my way through the (cough) hundreds of emails in my campus inbox and there are a few things that MUST be done before I go (like laundry, sob!). Yeesh — back to it now.
As long as you’re idling your time on the internet, go check out the video I made for The Women’s League of Ale Drinkers: talking robots!
By the by: thanks Todd, for inadvertently setting me off on this column’s idea by emailing me the Wired link just after I was watching an old Buffy episode and — the rest is history as they say. This is what happens when you know a writer; we use everything! The world is our buffalo.