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I grew up in Guatemala in the late 70s/early 80s with live in maids from indigenous communities. It is great to see a story that centers on their experience and tries to capture all the nuances of the relationships between them and the families that employ them. I really appreciated their use of their indigenous language and their awkwardness in speaking Spanish, trying to figure out what was going on with their employers, and the blurred lines between family/employee. One of the scenes that struck a cord with me was the one where they are all watching tv and it feels like they are all a family, yet in the middle of the show someone asks her to go bring something from the kitchen (iceceam?). Yet, at the same time while she is bringing things back to them be told "hurry, you're going to miss the good part." The relationship turns from "we are all a family watching something together" to "hey, employee go get me something." Really well captured.
Too bad we didn't get to hear Aron's more detailed thoughts on season 5. Also, it looks like the creators of BoJack will be working on a new series on Amazon (it's first animated series):
Looking forward to check both.
I don't think the objective is for inrupt to host everyone's data. Inrupt is the company that is backing the development of Solid - the platform to decentralize the web. I don't fully understand it all, but from what I gather the objective is to allow users to own their data, while allowing developers to write application that access that data. The user's data will be owned by the user and can be stored in PODs. Users can find PODs providers, or set up their own servers to host their PODs. The users would also have control over who you share your data with (and which sets of data).
Here is another article I found on the subject:
"This week, Berners-Lee will launch Inrupt, a startup that he has been building, in stealth mode, for the past nine months. Backed by Glasswing Ventures, its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among developers around the world, to decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it. In other words, it’s game on for Facebook, Google, Amazon. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. But for Berners-Lee, the time for dreaming is over."
A decentralized internet eh? I wonder how Richard (Silicon Valley) would feel about that?
Seriously though, any thoughts on this project (https://solid.inrupt.com/ )?