First, the title is slightly misleading. It really should be “WordPress vs Squarespace, Weebly, Wix and/or any other non-open-source web publishing tool.”Ugh, too wordy.So let’s break it down into a single word:Ownership.With WordPress you own your site. With every other commercial service, you don’t. It’s just that simple.With WordPress you can move your site to […]
It has been almost exactly four years since my last blog post. WOW! The majority of my time these last years has been spent spearheading Resonate, a co-operatively owned streaming service. The “play fair” slogan, um, resonates on many levels, so check it out if you haven’t already. We’d love to have you as a […]
Peter spoke on a panel about Resonate and the #platformcoop movement at re:publica 2019.
How we can wrestle back our apps from the tech giants and end surveillance capitalism.2018 was the year where the twisted intersection of apps, data exploitation, privacy and corporate tech giants went mainstream.While the issues had been brewing for a while — such as the revelation of addiction design in most apps, the Cambridge Analytica […]
Real clouds can be beautiful. But they can also make for a miserable day. I mean, who wakes up and says “Awesome! Its a cloudy day. Lets go have a picnic!”Data clouds on the other hand, have been marketed as great conveniences, as if these heavenly formations provide nothing more than unlimited benefit, raining love […]
The video above is a trailer for Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom’s documentary “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It examines the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown as well as the conditions that helped bring it about.The film also explores the total lack of retribution on the part of those who stole trillions from the world […]
Thank God I don’t live in Silicon Valley.I’d probably lose my mind.But I DO live in Berlin, which some say is the startup capital of Europe, supposedly having surpassed London for total VC investment.And Berlin, like all other startup hubs, is full of techies who drank the Valley Kool-Aid. It’s an intoxicating elixir infused with […]