#FuckUber: 8 Reasons Why Uber is Bad for All of Us

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Apologies for the lack of updates on this blog. I’m busy doing a few other things at the moment and The Semaphore Line has taken a backseat. However, last week I wrote a short article for Novara Media on Uber, and why I think it’s dangerous. The link is here: http://wire.novaramedia.com/2014/11/fuckuber-8-reasons-why-uber-is-bad-for-all-of-us/. I could have added another 6 or so points, but decided, for the sake of brevity, to keep it to 8. I’m looking to write something more substantive on Uber at a later date. The debate around its impact is fascinating, and it crosscuts a whole load of contemporary issues around digital technology, politics and space.

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‘Why It’s (Still) Kicking Off Everywhere’ – In Conversation With Paul Mason

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I’m a week or two late to this but Novara Media have an excellent discussion with Paul Mason (Newsnight) on his new book ‘Why It’s (Still) Kicking Off Everywhere’ (Verso). Talk of technology (Printing Press, New Media), horizontalism, and geographical differences (OWS, 15M).

Some frank criticism of contemporary activism here. Can’t help but think the concept of scale is rather crucial, as much as I don’t want to say it.