Recommended reading

💻 There’s been lots of commentary online and in the news about how Parler was deplatformed on the Internet. Daniel Miessler says not so fast to those who claim it’s censorship. Read Banning Parler Was Like Banning Hate Speech Or Pornography

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💻 The Electronic Frontier Foundation disagrees with Daniel Miessler’s position (above). Read Beyond Platforms: Private Censorship, Parler, and the Stack

💻 Now that I just started at a new company, and because we all work from home, I know what people look like only from the torso up, on Zoom. Terence Eden has noticed the same thing — and says this new body privacy is one bright spot of COVID-19. Read I only know you from above the shoulders

📷 If you want to break into film photography, you’ll find that many film photographers have strong opinions about The Right Way To Do It. Don’t let any of those opinions live rent-free in your brain. Alex Luyckx offers the antidote to those opinions, saying that there’s no wrong way to do it. Read Things You Don’t Need To Do To Enjoy Film Photography


8 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. The tricky bit is when lies are promoted as truth. We are taught from an early age that it’s wrong to tell lies, but then when we grow up find it is not only common practice but acceptable standard.
    Personally I’ve seen so much over so many decades that I am in favour of silencing the stupid and don’t see it as censorship when fiction being represented as fact is properly labeled lies – and removed.
    Reality isn’t open to debate except in the field of metaphysical philosophy.

    • There’s a lot to unpack there! I’m not sure I can do it justice. I struggle a little with reality being always objective and accurately describable. Yet I do agree that there are lies, and that labeling fiction as fact is harmful. It does get a little messy when you start deciding to remove that stuff because that power can be abused. I don’t know.

  2. Interesting times! I am enjoying the extra time I have in the morning as I don’t wake up wondering what the leader of the free world has done to further extend the boundaries of civil behaviour overnight ;) And I have to confess I rearranged my home office some months ago to be more zoom/teams friendly.

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