i had a thought this morning: what if the most radical thing to do in software politics is not necessarily to be involved in frenzied activity, but to abstain.
i don’t share much politics with zizek, but he does say something of which i approve. “sometimes the most violent thing to do is nothing at all.”
maybe a free software politics based around prescriptions, instead of PROscriptions, would be better?
or a radical software politics that pays more attention to leaving things in place, or ameliorating and exorcising problems and anxieties.
i’m not sure exactly what this could entail.
abstention and avoidance of:
- much of the web
- the programming language C?