El Reg: ‘Artificial Intelligence’ was 2016’s fake news

The Register has a refreshing take on the whole AI Thing.

Ars Technica: Guardian of the GPL: Online advertising is becoming “a perfect despotism”

Online advertising: frogmarching us ever forward into the grim meathook future?

Cunning Plans by Warren Ellis

Really enjoying this; Warren’s been one of my favourite writers for a long time,  Shivering Sands, Gun Machine and Crooked Little Vein have pride of place on my bookshelves, alongside a large number of his comics.

Return to sender

“Postcard’s failure may be an indication that people are still not ready for decentralized social networking, where you host your own data and distribute it to third-party social networks at will.”

There’s more to it than that, I think, but it does tie in neatly to my previous post about IndieWeb. I’d like to think there’s a future for this kind of thinking, but the licensed content model might not be it.