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He wanted to destroy democracy, now he wants to sell web services (2017) (theverge.com)
11 points by iudqnolq 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Urbit recently made the front page [prev_hn]. Because the founder's political philosophies are reflected in the foundational building blocks of the product [feudal_design], I found the context behind them relevant.

[prev_hn]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21672481

[feudal_design]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21673198

Oef, such a long article and still no real explanation of wth Urbit really is. I was curious and so went to the website, it looks interesting but still so freaking hard to find a tldr version of wth it is.

My best would be "a webapp acting as an OS with comms taking place inside it for improved privacy / data control"

is this a hit piece? an half-finished article about both the tech and its author? it feels so 2017

Is this a hit comment? The piece is certainly critical. It's certainly from 2017. Why makes you think it's incorrect?

> Is this a hit comment?

very much so. The article begins with a conclusion and then justifies it with mostly ad hominems, making it look incorrect

The entire point of the article is an ad hominem argument, but ad hominem arguments aren't categorically false. The article argues that his politics influenced the design of the system for the worse, making his politics relevant to his software. Specifically, the article reveals that the initial design of the name system was explicitly modeled on "lockean homesteading theory".

so , a hit piece. cool.

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