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The Progressive Problem

Many of us believed Martin Luther King Jr. when he said that “The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.” Increasingly, though, that arc seems to be bending towards nationalism, populism, racism, mass murder, environmental collapse, and a sort of modern corporate feudalism.

What went wrong?

Read more at Practopian.org.

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Notenik now in the Mac App Store

I’ve now got an application called Notenik listed in the Mac App Store!

I’d been doing some regular programming in Java over the past couple of decades, but decided this year to bite the bullet and try to learn Swift, Apple’s latest development language, and chose the Mac as my first target platform. It’s been quite an adventure to create a full-fledged Mac App in a new language, but I’m happy to report that I’ve finally crossed the goal line! More improvements to come, but I believe that version 1.0 is quite serviceable. And it’s free!

How To Fix Big Tech

We all sort of know the problems, right?

Monopolies. Lock-in. Stream addiction. Reality bubbles. Billionaires seeking market dominance. All other values taking a back seat to growth.

I don’t think I need to elaborate. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably well aware of all these concerns.

But what do we do about them?

Here are a couple of ideas. Radical but practical. And very doable.

Read all about them over at Practopians.org.

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