Technology and socialism, continued

Following up on Kevin Kelly’s Wired piece on digital socialism, Creative Commons guru Lawrence Lessig worries that use of the “S” word will give the open source nerds a bad rap from the foaming, freakily hard right of American politics. Fortunately American history has many examples of socialists who I feel proud to share myContinue reading “Technology and socialism, continued”

Ghost in the machine

Parts from the past, valve city, what happens when the cutting edge becomes memory lane? There is something definitely eerie about this electronics warehouse for discontinued lines of vintage components, redundant surveillance machines and obsolete technology. It reminds me in an oblique way of a vendor I visited in London’s Brick Lane markets in theContinue reading “Ghost in the machine”