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This article about and liberalism is interesting but the author seems to have read Orwell's Six Rules and decided to do the opposite of all of them.

If you don't have the patience to read the whole thing, he did manage to summarise it right down the bottom:

"FLOSS movements short-circuit much of FLOSS’s potential social value through a studied refusal to consider the merits of collective action or the necessity of social critique."

"..the agon that interpellates structures of politics..."

I think this means "the mob"?

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Please #StopUsingMedium. It’s really annoying and makes me not read your content, no matter how good it is. Not specific for this author. This a general statement.

Wow I went to Elizabeth St OfficeWorks to do some printing and they make public libraries look like paragons of seamlessly functioning, intuitive and well maintained IT equipment.

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Abolishing daylight savings is just reformism. What we really need is to get rid of linear time entirely.

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THIS is the rallying cry I needed on a Monday morning…

“But if we are going to talk about smashing patriarchy and dismantling systems of oppression (as we should!), we need to understand the role of surveillance and data exploitation in perpetuating and enhancing those systems”

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Paper suggesting archeological evidence of human habitation in Australia 120,000 years ago

I have a marketing email from Trello titled "Why empathy at work matters" which is something I never though needed to be spelled out and certainly didn't expect to be the basis of an advertising pitch.

Capitalism huh.

"Asset-based capitalism" WTF USyd what do you think the 'capital' in 'capitalism' means?

Westpac sure does have a weird marketing strategy.

Having to work on Labour Day is bullshit.

I really need to finish drafting up my VALA Tech Camp workshop instead of hate-reading journal articles but I'm two glasses in to this bottle of pinot so I guess that's a job for later in the week.

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The tip shop in Cairns is serious about safety.

This could have been a useful contribution with some important points about how humanities research objects are qualitatively different to science research objects, and/or perhaps a takedown of Suber, but instead it's just a poorly-researched tantrum.

If you'd prefer to suffer through it and make up your own mind it's here:

Marxism and Open Access in the Humanities: Turning Academic Labor against Itself

"While resistance to OA on Marxist grounds may seem jarring at first, it may be much less so if seen from the perspective of trade unionism."


"Whether or not to make research Open Access should always, or nearly always, be a decision made by the scholar"

Ah yes, that great labour union tradition of acting as individuals.

"It may seem strange, on the surface, to be arguing that the maintenance of the profit motive within the circuit of academic labor is more in line with Marxist goals than would be the elimination of profit."

You're not wrong.

I mean Malamud has basically made a career out of arguing that America's legal codes, case histories and literature around that should be freely and openly accessible so his interest in JSTOR seems self evident.

"[Carl] Malamud is not an academic, and it is unclear what contact he has had or has wanted to have with JSTOR"

Are ...are you kidding me?

IDK if I was writing an article essentially claiming that other people haven't done enough research I probably would do more research than this?

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