Maybe we need to raise the black flag, and refuse to participate in the centralized, American, plutocratic Internet, working instead on an anarchistic alternative.

Maciej Cegłowski’s talks are always great. So is this one, on the current state of the internet (and what to do about it).


You wouldn’t hire someone who couldn’t make themselves a sandwich to be the head chef in your restaurant.

You wouldn’t hire a gardener whose houseplants were all dead.

But we expect that people will trust us to reinvent their world with software even though we can’t make our own city livable.

Merlin Mann selected a much better quote from the talk. I also wanted to have that here.