Does anyone have readings off the top of their head along the lines of "don't refer to computers as 'magic' because it obscures the human decisions and biases and labor that go into making technology"
I want to start picking this bone and would like to be able to point immediately to more well-thought-out arguments ;)
Ok, finally bothered to read Zuckerberg's letter. Lord, spare me.
The word "advertising" is in here....once? I think? And YET AGAIN he's put the onus on the users (oh YOU thought we wouldn't let every half-wit "researcher" and "startup" access your one-on-one chats? whatever gave YOU that impression?)
I still see nothing in here even suggesting they'll stop selling the shadow profile I'm quite sure they've kept and gathered on me in the past two years.
I try to be super upfront that I'm running Ubuntu any time I have an issue with university systems and have to file an ITS issue
And yet, every time, do I have to spend half an hour with the poor help desk employee whose script requires them to send me .exe remote desktop installers? You betcha!
Code4Lib live streams available today, tomorrow and Friday on their youtube page!
Sarah Roberts' opening keynote on megatech content moderation has been bone-chilling but confirms that I want to be a part of a community that is putting issues like this front and center
Working on a lecture for next week inspired me to properly condense all my bookmarked emulation resources into one basket, and put the list out there for everyone.
If you've got favored blogs/papers/guides for emulation, please contribute and share!!
Veteran #Code4Lib -ers : what's the general protocol for lightning talks? I see there are blocks for them each of the three days, do we send in proposals day-of? Or is there an opening on the first day and all three get scheduled from there?
The good news: thanks to car troubles, I got to ease back into work today by writing a ton of emails from the comfort of home (and the car's all right in the end, too!)
The bad news: whirlwind 48-hour trip to New Orleans last weekend (featuring sick plane baby coughing straight into my face) has left me with a persistent cough that still endangers returning to the office tomorrow! 👍
RT @winnie For 2019 I have been reflecting on how preservation helps everyone, often in unexpected ways.
A friend died very unexpectedly this year, and it’s because of (somewhat reluctant) digipres from a third party that we have videos she recorded & stories she wrote. We often think of preservation as saving humanity’s grand culture / history, but the mundane content of friends & fam is priceless in a different way. Her memory matters.