What is instructive here is that Nakamoto described Bitcoin a democratic like system with “one-CPU-one-vote” which meant that any person could participate. But if it is only robust with specialized chips, that democratic philosophy is undermined. In other words, Bitcoin is only likely to be long-lasting and robust as an institution because technology has subverted the very democratic-style principles that were core to its founding vision.
This is my last night in New York. It is the last night of MLA 2018, and I must confess that I have been pleasantly surprised by the experience. I didn't know what to expect coming in. The MLA conference is impressive. There are hundreds of panels filled with incredibly
The Internet, as it is, is broken. It is not enough to salvage the status quo. We must rethink our approach. Over the next several posts, I want to focus on the people and organizations who doing just that.
At this time tomorrow, if all goes according to plan, I will be safely ensconced in a hotel in Orlando. I am attending and presenting at HASTAC 2017.
A brief response to Dr. Timothy Brennan's article, "The Digital-Humanities Bust," in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. While his critiques are not new and somewhat off the mark, I do think such analyses can be of use to digital humanists.