Questions, I have many!
In terms of what would be different, UX could focus on eg, surfacing longer comments first, presenting each comment as a thread within a category (which would be a post on Lemmy rather than a community). It could even be a “sticky” forum UX pointed at a single post or set of posts, for instance. That might promote the kind of long running discussions you’re looking for.
What features will differentiate it from eg, Discourse? Or other existing forum software?
Do you have any plans for helping people make and plan groups?
Longer discussions are, I’d posit, more a result of culture than interface. The cultural enablers here would be things like groups with meetings that offer interaction centred around ML topics. It seems reasonable to assume that better tools for this might help with that change.
Just thoughts - it is awesome that you’re motivated enough to do this!
Right, I guess. I suppose I’m just having trouble connecting the dots - seeing how the quantitative becomes qualitative. Time will tell and all that.
Going back to your earlier comment about (effectively) redistribution, it’d be neat to see a federation of coops who distribute some of their surplus/profits to a foundation or something along those lines. Something to act as a petit-vanguard, developing communist projects that can raise class consciousness and so on. Hard to do though.
This is a good one: https://web.archive.org/web/20220308224623/https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii100/articles/perry-anderson-the-heirs-of-gramsci
If you’re interested in more afterwards, I’d suggest going to newleftreview.org, finding his other articles, and finding them on archive.org. It is a neat paywall bypass for lots of publications.
I’ve only read his articles in the London Review of Books and the New Left Review. In the latter he reviews people like Gramsci and those that follow after him, but it is paywalled. He has also reviewed books like Luk van de Midelaar’s Passage to Europe, generally with an identifiably marxist perspective. He’s very influential on the british left and was one of the old CPGB group of historians, alongside people like Eric Hobsbawm and E. P. Thompson.
I’m offline this weekend but could find and share some articles when I’m back if you’re interested.
Already do. IMF in the 70s and FDI has been preferred to developing domestic companies since thatcher.
Of course, the IMF’s job was to break the labour party and FDI means investment from the US and vain attempts to reclaim some petrodollars.