Dear all, I am grateful for the debate over many years on nettime-l. I also enjoy everything that goes with email as a medium. But I quit all social handles back in 2010 when Geert called to join him on Quit Facebook Day, and I think I won't return to any platform, even if it is run as a community effort. I will continue to read your posts there and elsewhere in my webbrowser, but I am sorry to say that I won't subscribe to any new platform because I just don't like it. I prefer to read mail and news and feeds on my desktop client, as I always did.
BTW, we have had a quite similar discussion for many years on Wikipedia about how to win new editors with new technical gadgets vs. retaining old editors who mostly prefer to keep their vintage environment. Most longtime users still prefer the old plain text editor without any extensions over the new WYSIWYG editor, and they also prefer desktop computers over mobile devices. If you want to satisfy both groups you will have to provide both editing environments. The two groups will never really meet in one place in technical terms. If you would close down the vintage features you would lose those who really run Wikipedia as a core community. If you would not develop new features Wikipedia would be much less attractive to new and younger users. Very similar to the dilemma nettime-l seems to face. Best regards, Jürgen. # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nett...@kein.org # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: