Tag: Ethics

The Importance of Principle

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Is a rather famous aphorism. But how do you know that you are a good man? How do you know what you should do? I use this aphorism and… Continue Reading “The Importance of Principle”

Their Product? | Who owns the Internet?

The internet is not a trendy cafe and you are not the Grand Barista.  Technology is a cumulative collaborative process. Ideas form all round the world, needs arise, and information converges – pens are made with ball points! And internets! So at the end… Continue Reading “Their Product? | Who owns the Internet?”

Fractal Radio | Episode 17 – Should Taser/Axon be a public utility?

Should Axon a SaaS company that emerged from Taser the LTL manufacturer of tasers be regulated? How so? Should it be considered a public utility? I frame such questions in this brief vlog. https://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Essays, and more! https://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Follow me on… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 17 – Should Taser/Axon be a public utility?”

Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?

Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) recently visited Axon, formerly Taser. I use this story as a springboard for a discussion on policing, surveillance, and citizenship. http://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Essays, Webcomics and more! http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Join me on minds! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal | Support Indie Media https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/60959006-7-of-the-biggest-issues-facing-law-enforcement-in-2016/… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?”

Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?

A brief overview of some grim realities of the street trades and one companies proposed solution to violence. The connection between Mr. Reed’s points and The New Yorker article by Mr. Goodyear will become more apparent in later videos. Apologies for the ‘minimalist’ approach… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?”

Fractal Radio| Episode 11 – Tim Berners-Lee, Solid, and the Future of the Internet

  I review and discuss an article in Vanity Fair about internet luminary Tim Berners-Lee. Who according to livescience.com is responsible for HTML and as far as I understand, the general outline and process of WWW as we know it. He has always favored… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio| Episode 11 – Tim Berners-Lee, Solid, and the Future of the Internet”

Fractal Radio| Episode 3 – So I ordered the New Yorker (Vlog)

I give reasons why you should read things you don’t agree with, purchase physical copy, and support artists.   http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow| Join me on Minds for freedom! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal| Support the journal.

The Power of Internet (Vlog)

Topics Discussed Facebook turns down Brian Acton in 2009 Don’t let rejection get you down Alt-Tech The purpose/value of social media Take responsibility for how you use technology Credentialism is bad Essays, Ebooks, Comics, and More | http://www.fractaljournal.com Social Media| http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Beer ain’t free|… Continue Reading “The Power of Internet (Vlog)”

Payola – Where’s the value? (Vlog)

An attempt to categorize various reasons for pay disparity in the hopes that we can improve. Yes. I know the audio is out of sync. I’m working with really basic gear so bear with me. http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

July 4th 2018 – Celebrating the Constitution (Vlog)

This Independence Day finds me stumbling across a recounting of a letter Washington wrote home during the Revolutionary War. I use the content of that letter as a springboard to discuss the merits of the revolution, the value of the constitution, and what it… Continue Reading “July 4th 2018 – Celebrating the Constitution (Vlog)”