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Janislav Malahov [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] "Old" but good article on "The Internet's Original Sin" 2015-08-25 19:13:27 (5 years 7 mons 3 days 13:39:00 ago)
@francis: the www was not a standard when it got invented and became popular. but everything which has enough users will become standard.

2015-08-25 18:25 GMT+03:00 Francis Irving <francis@flourish.org>:
The underlying tech is irrelevant - the hard bit is having a browser
standard for this.

The thing stopping me making micropayments isn't if I have to pay 5% to
Visa or use a centralised server, it is that there is no interface for
doing micropayments.

Anyone know how the W3C web payments process is getting on
http://www.w3.org/Payments/ ? Are browsers ever likely to adopt it?


On Tue, 25 Aug 2015, at 11:31 AM, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> On 25/08/15 11:25, Janislav Malahov wrote:
> > Agree! Fits to this
> > topic: https://medium.com/@MrAwesome/solving-america-s-top-fears-by-tipping-a-billion-websites-4a9744f1288b
> >
> > In short: revenue from ads should be replaced with voluntary micro-tips
> > via crypto-coins. Be a good example and start today!
> >
> This all reminds me of Ted Nelson's "Project Xanadu" that (allegedly)
> had such a content payment system built in. I believe Xanadu is over 50
> years old and still being worked upon by Ted and volunteers.
> > 2015-08-25 10:15 GMT+03:00 Bastien Guerry <bzg@altern.org
> > <mailto:bzg@altern.org>>:
> >
> >     Hi all,
> >
> >     I guess many of you have already been reading this,
> >     and/or are familiar with all the issues mentioned in
> >     this article, but I found it very clear, with great
> >     links, a "must-share" with people who don't grok the
> >     problem and history behind the centralized web:
> >
> >     http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/advertising-is-the-internets-original-sin/376041/
> >
> >     Enjoy!
> >
> >
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