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vaX Cymaticka [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] "Old" but good article on "The Internet's Original Sin" 2015-08-25 14:40:51 (5 years 7 mons 9 days 02:22:00 ago)

pr33ch on brotha

On Aug 25, 2015 12:00 PM, "Christian de Larrinaga" <cdel@firsthand.net> wrote:
Where did this idea come from that you wait on some browser vendor to
implement something? A web browser is a particularly stupid piece of kit
as it is only effectively a client.

To control one's micro payments what you need is a peer connection
service rather than a client to multiple server services as the web
browser metaphor hoists on us.

All these browser extensions are doing is instituting lockin via browser
vendors. Go out and multiply!

my .000002 somethings


Francis Irving wrote:
> 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?
> Francis
> 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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