Four short links: 19 July 2016

Returned Time, Online Attention, Serverless Architectures, and Seeing Privilege

By Nat Torkington
July 19, 2016
  1. The Time Saved Through Automation Must be Granted to the People — Sam Kinsley found and translated a fascinating interview with Bernard Stiegler. Very Next:Economy, but through a French Marxist lens!
  2. The Empirical Economics of Online Attentionincreasingly valuable offerings change where households go online, but not their general online attention patterns. This conclusion has important implications for competition and welfare in other markets for attention.
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  4. Serverless Architectures — about Functions As A Service like Amazon Lambda.
  5. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (PDF) — recommended paper for everyone in a team. To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions. The silences and denials surrounding privilege are the key political tool here. They keep the thinking about equality or equity incomplete, protecting unearned advantage and conferred dominance by making these subject taboo.
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