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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups to support a stronger democracy at Matter.

Finally deleted Swarm. Kind of done with deliberately leaving a footprint telling everyone where I am.

H2O is an open platform for sharing and remixing open course materials.

Have a Roomba? It's been mapping your home and it's going to be selling that data. In other news, fuck everything.

We're "steeped in a culture telling us to think of ourselves as self-reliant instead of interdependent." It's a con:

The Big Sick is such a lovely movie. I laughed and cried. Romantic and hilarious. Worth catching in the theater if you haven't yet.

Greedily reading through these stories (and thinking about one of my own).

This simply isn't how life should be. A sad story, and a warning.

If the US wanted to be more like the Netherlands, that would be okay with me, too.

Actual healthcare outcomes put the UK 10th - still above the US, where healthcare is a brutal, market-based system.