The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.
We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.
The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.
I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.
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In the Kelvin Timeline Tasha Yar lives and Worf accepts at the helm. He spends much of his career trying to get people to call it Worf speed. #startrek
@ifixcoinops Ever try those Vpin machines, or virtual pinball?
I love the classic stuff, but with limited space in one's home those look interesting.
I've never laid my hands on one, so I was just curious how the experience is.
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I just saw one of my favorite humans here in town and former podcast guest, Stump Kitchen is featured in a story on one of my favorite cooking sites!!
as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents
i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident
jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.
he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.
but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.
because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.
he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.
Remember the days when you'd type in a URL and it would serve up an HTML page to your browser? That's it. Simple.
Now, the URL hide 100s of connects to offsite fonts, trackers, ads, and botnet controllers.
I think there has to be a difference between knowing your audience and performing for your audience. I will leave you with a quote from Neil Postman in "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business."
"Our priests and presidents, our surgeons and lawyers, our educators and newscasters need worry less about satisfying the demands of their discipline than the demands of good showmanship."
We always want more. Sustainability is not a goal. When the Apple Podcast Subscriptions start to drop, it will be time to pivot. It will be less about the passion for the content and more about appealing to subscribers and advertisers.
This will not be every #podcast. Though it will influence the genre a great deal.
I feel like we are in this awkward phase of media. Years ago, there were 3 TV networks in the US. A hit show like M*A*S*H would get practically everyone in the country watching. Youtube's early days were similar.
Today, there's a lot of content on TV and Youtube and the number of views needed to be considered a success has fallen. Yet, everyone wants to be paid. The only way we know how to get paid in #capitalism is to compete.
The joke is that "everyone has a podcast." That's amazing. It reminds me of when everyone had a blog.
Then social media came in and we started competing for likes, boosts, shares and eyeballs. Blogs died. Social media assimilates people and ideas in the way that clicks formed in junior high. Culture homogenizes or becomes us vs. them.
Blogs, and I would say #podcasts were conversations between individuals, not broadcasts competing for air time and ad dollars.
Furthermore, it will change the landscape of #Podcasting At the moment it is overrun with the ad model. The networks pushing the ad model have brought more polished podcasts with which the pioneers of the #podcast cannot compete with. Ask yourself, would you be interested in watching a fan film me and my friends made in the Star Trek universe over a weekend or an episode of Discovery?
Who doesn't want to get paid for the passion. I get that #podcast people want to make money. I also understand that change is difficult and part of my issue with pay for play podcasts.
However, it just feels so much like the way news and journalism have gone thanks to the ad model of revenue. Podcasts can be entertainment, but designing them to bring in money will affect content.
Writer, video editor, motion graphics occasionally pay me. Creating art and having conversations fuel me.
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