We should build systems which don't scale. Instead build small systems which federate or peer together. When a single server can host millions of accounts then it's easy for Big Tech to move in and colonize the space at very little cost. We should not be fostering “economies of scale” for efficient capitalization. Prefer an ecology to a factory farm.

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> We should build systems which don't scale. Instead build small systems which federate or peer together.

We should also build systems that do scale – that scale *down*.

A system that can only be run by a small business helps, but only a bit. One that a group of friends can run on a $5/month VPS helps a lot more. One that anyone can run on a raspberry pi or in the background on their laptop (without a noticeable effect on performance) helps far, far more.

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