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In defense of physical media

Throughout my life I have been interested in technology, and I spend on average a couple of hours every day browsing different technology web sites, mainly those dealing with computing, content creation, movies, digital moviemaking, distribution, privacy and security – but also the more philosophical aspects of a world constantly online. My daily dose also includes podcasts that I listen to during my commutes on bicycle or in the tram.

I sometimes get a little surprised at technology editors and commentators: many seem so fascinated with online and streaming media that they sincerely believe physical media eventually will go away, totally. Many look forward to finally getting rid of reading books on ”dead trees”, or project that distribution over the net will very soon kill off all the clumsy and cumbersome discs – ”it’s really just a matter of time”.

Fortsätt läsa In defense of physical media

Of course there are “alternative facts”

Note that linked blog entries are translated by Google Translate.

In a previous post, I wrote about new meanings of old words, and also briefly about smear labels that people use about other debaters. The labels are intended to short-circuit the thoughts of other participants or listeners, so that they readily ignore the factual issue at hand, and instead concentrate on the person. If you take a step back, you will notice that there are now whole concepts that are intended to disqualify entire groups from participation in the societal debate.

Fortsätt läsa Of course there are “alternative facts”