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I  am  interested in  the  history  and  future  of public  access  Unix
and  GNU/Linux systems  ("pubnixes",  for short);  places like  SDF.org,
Grex.org,  or   tilde.town.  I   wrote  a  paper   on  this   topic  and
started  a  collaborative  project  to  compile  more  information.  The
paper  and related  project  files can  be  found in  a  git repo  here:
https://github.com/cwmccabe/pubnixhist  This is a collaborative project,
and you are welcome to contribute.

Part of my interest  in pubnixes is due to a  concern about the negative
societal  effect of  corporate  influence on  communications and  social
media.  I recently set up a "micro-pubnix" as a place to collaborate and
socialize  others interested in  this same  topic:  https://rawtext.club

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Some recommended readings/viewings:

  SDF - The Ethical Social Network

  Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
  - by Herman and Chomsky

  Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show
  Business - by Neil Postman

  HyperNormalization - by Adam Curtis

  ProPublica - Journalism in the Public Interest

  Free Software Foundation

  Anti-social Media Manifesto, by Grex user ~papa (gopher link)

  Slow Journalism

  Source Watch

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