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Via @shepazu, see this detailed (and well-researched) map of tribal nations of North America:
http://schepers.cc/pix/tribal-nations-map.jpeg
http://schepers.cc/bordering-on-factual

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Should the technician be a servant to politicians or does the craftsman herself learn from engagement with material?
https://npdoty.name/writing/craftsman/

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What would it take to get an "Idaho stop" right-of-way policy for biking in Oakland?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/san-francisco-lawmaker-announces-idaho-stop-style-bike-yield-law/

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"What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t earn enough money to buy a hamburger and coffee?"

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John Lewis, whose skull was fractured leading the Selma march for equal voting rights, today calls for restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

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Quotes I interpret as about the Internet, from Hannah Arendt's 1950s political philosophy

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We often talk about computer-mediated communication, but there's also an important sense in which the Internet provides for communication with less mediation and context than we're accustomed to, with a shock to the participants because of the lack of relation they have to one another. See, Reddit.

The weirdness of this situation resembles a spiritualistic seance where a number of people gathered around a table might suddenly, through some magic trick, see the table vanish from their midst, so that two persons sitting opposite each other were no longer separated but also would be entirely un-related to each other by anything tangible.

I especially like this for anticipating the challenges of archiving as necessary for the Internet to be a "public space":

If the world is to contain a public space, it cannot be erected for one generation and planned for the living only; it must transcend the life-span of mortal men.

Quotes from: Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition. University of Chicago Press,

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📚 Started reading: Arendt, Hannah. _The Human Condition_. 1958.

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Alice's Restaurant

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After the ordeal, we went back to the jail. Obie said he was going to put us in the cell. Said, "Kid, I'm going to put you in the cell, I want your wallet and your belt." And I said, "Obie, I can understand you wanting my wallet so I don't have any money to spend in the cell, but what do you want my belt for?" And he said, "Kid, we don't want any hangings." I said, "Obie, did you think I was going to hang myself for littering?"

There's a pause in the song after that question, which always felt ominous to me but I never understood why. Today, I feel like maybe I understand it a little bit more.

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Tracking Compliance & Scope, a way for sites to comply with user DNT signals, is in Last Call. Comments are invited. http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-tracking-compliance-20150714/

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"I believe in your ability to prove the doubters wrong, and change your life for the better. So good luck, and Godspeed." —Barack Obama