I have been enlightened to some of the technical means which could retake the internet back to its idealist phase. These fall under the rubric of the Fediverse and importantly the W3C Recommendation called ActivityPub. There is a lot to go over to understand what could be the implicat
Sometime after finishing Katherine Losse’s The Boy Kings about the rise of Facebook from her perspective as Mark Zuckerberg’s eventual in-house ghost writer I am still not quite certain of whether she was critical enough of what she witnessed — even according to her
Recently I was in touch with a new startup in Montreal called Flightfox whose model is to shop around a user’s flight itinerary to a group of “flight hacking” experts who themselves are the ones that take advantage of a decade’s worth of computer-based innovati
I recently met a physics teacher named Joel Trudeau in Montreal who, seemingly in his spare time, is also heading a great initiative at Dawson College called S.P.A.C.E. Having in my past life been the Editor of their student newspaper in the 90s , Joel really peaked my interest, so I
While anonymity was a calling card of early BBS systems and the nascent World Wide Web, today your only identity is your online identity, and perhaps crucially your businesses’ too. More traditional bricks-and-mortar/services industries have been waking up to this over the past few ye
These past few months the machinations of the world were at work concerning our freedom for tomorrow. Every government and every organization on the planet has a stake in it. From Snowden, to Assange, to , books like The Consent of the Networked and Who Owns the Future?, along with th
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.