We desperately need alternatives to big tech and vc funding.
Co-ops need to be easier to build and fund. We need to get more info out there about how they work. They're really not as inaccessible as you might think.
p.s. reply with "what about blockch*in" for a free block
@zkat it seems "easy" for these cases, but the internet itself needs to be public infrastructure and all our recent models have undermined that
@zkat an illustrative example connecting the dots of how this plays out is cloud storage:
it costs practically nothing to store stuff in the cloud. The thing that costs so much is the transfer. that cost is set by carriers and ISPs and externalised by cloud providers to their customers, or more likely, to their customers' customers.
@zkat indeed and without the very real abuses you get when you are not wealthy and do not have a capitalist "owner". Forming worker co-ops and being excluded for doing so is why I stopped doing new things in the US; fuck that!
@zkat We really do. I'd love for one to be made for open source accessibility options, but shoot, how to get people onboard. How to fund it. How to make people give a damn.
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.