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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Another inefficiency for today’s P2P models is insurance, as the renter has to purchase an insurance policy for the trip at a significant premium from the P2P operator – even though the vehicle and the renter might already have coverage.

      Mobility cooperative to also help here.

    1. But with the boom of electric micromobility, I definitely see more potential in battery-as-a-service. First of all, batteries are high tech products that require a lot of expertise to be properly build and maintain. Operators are also lacking long-term data for failure rates and lifespan, and are therefore taking a lot of operational and financial risk by managing it themselves. With the growing importance of the environmental impact of their services, the recycling complexity is another argument for outsourcing their batteries management.

      Bikestream for this one?

  2. Aug 2021
    1. this time the Web should have a memory. We’d build in a form of versioning, so the Web is archived thru time.

      Blockchain for value and decisions.

      IPFS/Hypercore for data

    2. And it also needs to be Private—so no one knows what you are reading.

      Zero-knowledge proofs?

    1. transactional use cases between a single creator and a fan rather than community ownership. We still need to answer questions like how to reward editing and peer review, whether that’s via social tokens or some other solution. Those are the first experiments I plan to launch and write about.

      Look at:

    1. Getting the insight-through-making loop


    2. Tools for thought are (mostly) public goods, and as a result are undersupplied:
    3. They convince people – indeed, entire organizations – to make long-term commitments to their products. Schools offer classes so people can call themselves “Photoshop experts” or “Illustrator experts”.
    4. Put another way, many tools for thought are public goods.

      Good for a co-op model?

  3. Jul 2021
    1. In 1996, technology historian Jennifer S. Light compared the talk of “cyberoptimists” about virtual communities to city planners’ earlier optimistic predictions about shopping malls. As the automobile colonized U.S. cities in the 1950s, planners promised that malls would be enclosed public spaces to replace Main Streets. But as Light pointed out, the transition to suburban malls brought new inequities of access and limited the space’s functions to those that served commercial interests.

      Nice historical comparison.

    1. we should ask: (a) is the platform essentially new, and therefore productive of new organizational forms?; (b) is the platform essentially digital?; and (c) if the answer to both is ‘no’ then what do organization studies, technology studies and media studies miss by treating platforms as both new and essentially digital?


    1. The point of a pluralistic society, however, isn’t to find a single, absolute, dogmatic ideal. It is rather to discover ways of coexisting productively, despite and perhaps even in celebration of our differences.

      Very good point. Should look for plurality in ideals.

  4. Jun 2021
    1. But the problem is that these companies over-saturate their platforms with so many teachers that all teachers only get a couple of students a week, so they are paying up to 35% of their salary. Very few are paying 18%, which is one of the lowest percentages I have seen.”