If you like that, you're gonna love all of this!
Jamie, please share your opinion on NewsBlur. I haven't been looking for a Google Reader alternative for a few years because I visit blogs less than I did ... when ... Google Reader was a thing. But you have quite a few previouslies on it, and last time I looked about 4-5 years ago it was really disappointed, but this is open source self-hostable. So at least there's that.
Also do you like NextDoor.com? I just sent you an invite.
Man there was some other site I was going to ask you about I can't remember now. It will come to me.
Oh, yeah, I was going to ask you to see whether ads on NextDoor.com work better than facebook. I bet you $150 they do.
And the other thing I was going to remember was to say what prompted this which was the second Tweet in this thread by Anil Dash.
I'm not Jamie, but I saw your comment via Newsblur, which I use and pay for, and have found it to be a suitable replacement.
I haven't used any of its social mechanics, but I never used that in Reader, either.
How long do you think it will be until e.g. Mail-in-a-Box will be a reasonable Gmail alternative? I foresee a great decentralization as the IoT morphs the cloud into ubiquitous surfaces.
No opinion on that, I'm still firmly latched onto that particular Google teat.
The cloud is just someone else's computer.
It's 2018, if you're not compatible with the worm ecosystem between the client-side cryptocurrency mining journalism business model and the IoT interplanetary cortices, then you're memetic essence will have no host to inhabit when scanned from your corpsicle.
Please, I've got three books queued up that I want to finish, don't make me want to re-read Charles Stross right now...
your* memetic essence.
How do you feel about Shroeder's Lockstep?
What did I just say about having a bunch of books lined up to read? And here you go and give me another one I gotta add to my "to-read" list in Goodreads...
The description reminds me a little bit of Marooned in Realtime, but even more of a series of Orson Scott Card stories, the name of which escapes me at the moment. There's a very similar thing, where the reigning monarch of a stellar empire effectively spends a day out of a year awake. (Which _also_ reminds me of one of the later sequels to the OZ books - or maybe just the Russian copycat version - where seven kings are rotated through their kingly duties, spending their meanwhile asleep. And of course, when they wake they've got the mind of a baby, and it takes most of a year - coincidentally, the length of their reign - to bring them back to adulthood...)