Definitely got me considering other perspectives: [Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II – Stratechery by Ben Thompson](https://stratechery.com/2017/pro-neutrality-anti-title-ii/)
I have 5 micro.blog invite codes to share. Have at them!
mb-1d5057 / mb-fb93e7 / mb-68d8d7 / mb-c705ed / mb-a7a92e
Can’t wait -> [Trailers for Black Mirror season four](https://kottke.org/17/11/trailers-for-black-mirror-season-four)
We don’t need hypotheticals to know what killing net neutrality can do:
> Do you like Pearl Jam? Without net neutrality rules, AT&T censored their livestream after Eddie Vedder criticized then-president George W. Bush. AT&T also blocked the usage of Apple’s video chat service, FaceTime, in their network, so that customers would have to pay for more expensive data plans. Verizon blocked messages sent by abortion rights group NARAL, saying that their content was too controversial.
For extremes, look to other countries:
> Has there been a more concerted effort to make America’s internet look like [China’s](https://www.thedailybeast.com/chinas-great-firewall-now-deletes-messages-in-real-time)? (Or [Egypt’s](https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/06/dozens-of-news-sites-blocked-as-egypt-ramps-up-digital-censorship/)? Or [Russia’s](https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/31/russia-follows-china-in-vpn-clampdown-raising-censorship-concerns.html)?)
Source: [How Trump Will Turn America’s Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China’s](https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-trump-will-turn-americas-open-internet-into-an-ugly-version-of-chinas?via=twitter_page)
[The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough](https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/the-end-of-the-social-era-twitter-facebook-snapchat)
> Will a future generation look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a generation of humans believed in these platforms despite mounting evidence that they were tearing society apart—being used as terrorist recruitment tools, facilitating bullying, driving up anxiety, and undermining our elections—despite the obvious benefits and facilitations they provide?
A great analysis of a page from Maus and a look into the comics/graphic novel genre as a whole: [How to Design a Comic Book Page](https://kottke.org/17/11/how-to-design-a-comic-book-page)
Finally dipped my toes in home automation and voice. Ordered an Echo Dot and Hue starter lightbulb set.
Happy 40th to my favorite!
Someone is enjoying the Dog Super Bowl
Is this the world we want to live in?
> Shane Patrick Boyle, a founder of Zine Fest Houston, died on March 18 after his GoFundMe campaign to pay for insulin came up $50 short. Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage.
[Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Pick, Has Already Been a Disaster for People With Diabetes – The Nation](https://www.thenation.com/article/alex-azar-trumps-hhs-pick-has-already-been-a-disaster-for-people-with-diabetes/)