On Twitter I’m seeing this piece on privacy/Facebook by danah boyd everywhere. Give it a read (why not? everyone else has!) though if you’re following this growing controversy you’ve already been exposed to, or thought about these issues. I have more to say about … well a lot of things related to this, and will do it on prettylittlehead, because I’m getting a bit bored of being serious on this blog. This blog is about nostalgia for the future, about robots, rockets and rayguns.
Anyway, imagine my surprise when I get to the end of her post and she says this:
I think that it’s high time that we take into consideration those whose lives aren’t nearly as privileged as ours, those who aren’t choosing to take the risks that we take, those who can’t afford to. This isn’t about liberals vs. libertarians; it’s about monkeys vs. robots. [emphasis added]
I don’t know what that means! So I googled “monkeys v. robots” and this is what I found:
- Monkeys vs Robots: Pop-culture for the people – a pop-culture web project
- Monkeyversusrobot – a music site
- Monkeys v. Robots– a book
- Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha Monkeys from Mars – a book
- Monkey V. Robot T-shirt – a threadless t-shirt
- – a music video
- – a music video of the same song made using “The Movies” game
What have we learned: James Kochalka is the patron saint of monkey v. robot.
Result: I still don’t know what danah boyd means.