Site etiquette indicates my first toot should be by way of an introduction. Seldom comfortable tooting my own horn (pun intended)* I'll keep this brief(ish).
I chose to undertake my study in a business school, grubby though commercial ends may seem to elevated minds, because Burke was an intensely practical thinker. As he noted:
'‘The End of learning is not knowledge but virtue; as the End of all speculation should be practice of one sort or another… [for] Knowledge is the Culture** of the mind; and he who rested there, would be just as wise as he who should plough his field without any intention of sowing or reaping.'***
In this context, it seems fitting to attempt to apply Burkean research to practical ends.
I am also a passionate advocate for technology reform, which drew me to Mastodon, as I do not think unrestricted access to an individual's data is necessary for the provision of services. #ProtonMail, #Signal, #Threema, #NextCloud, #Mastodon and co. are all demonstrating that FAANG methods are not the only viable way of providing digital connections.
*Thinking intended puns, I am always reminded of the joke about a man who entered a local newspaper's pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
**Culture in the original sense of ploughing for sowing later.
***Burke, A Note-Book of Edmund Burke, 82-83.
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Today was #019 in #100DaysToOffload I had the most marvellous idea for a blog.
There's no need to break encryption to prosecute criminals: https://gizmodo.com/new-earn-it-act-alternative-seeks-5-billion-to-hunt-ch-1843290551
Here's why we are against the #EarnIt Act proposed by Barr: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/earn-it-barr-encryption/
Day 015 of #100DaysToOffload and I take a look at the implications of network theory for the Fediverse.
'From medical records to cell phone data sets, it only takes about a dozen pieces of information to find the person behind each “anonymous” record.'
Interesting fact of the day. In ancient egyptian culture the saying "Eaten the heart" was a reference to grieving without justification, which was one of the mortal sins that would keep you out of their version of heaven.
It was one of the negative confessions recited by the dead during the weighing of the heart against the feather of Maat (sometimes called the feather of truth).
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