As per usual I am very much appreciating Bruce Sterling's year in review speech, though this time in basic html

> Okay, if all that variegated stuff is "bullshit," then practically
every corral on the Electronic Frontier has been full of bullshit
for forty years. What we're seeing here is a loss of happy
aspiration and the glum imposition of Big Tech consolidation.


> Normally social change starts within niches and filters
out, but the Rona's so swift and universal that it makes Moore's Law
look irrelevant; it's a profound change in lived experience that
affects everybody from tot to granny.

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