I really felt like I was taking a risk when I gave this talk at Solid two weeks ago. Like standing in church and declaring "God is dead."
The talk works back and forth between two themes. One, a simple one just describing what I had in mind when I pushed to create the event. The story of why we did it.
The other is more complicated. It raises the question (without even attempting an answer) of how we approach our responsibilities, and what responsibilities do we technologists have as the things we build enter (and change) the world around us?
I think we engineers have always thought, probably too blithely, that as long as our intention and the near-term value of our work is good, that that is enough.
Given what we are building now as the Internet escapes the web into the fabric of our environment, I wonder.http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/06/welcome-back-weblandians.html#more-60759