A lot can be said about moxie's web3 post.

I'd like to consider just one sentence here.

"People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."

First part is true. But why?

Even my grandma can install android apps. Apps have become so easy because big tech pushed for it to be. Big tech never developed the concept of set-top box-like homeservers, not in their interest. If pushed like apps, homeservers would be easy too!

People don't want to? They never were given a proper chance to!

Ergo, if development effort was put into making homeservers as easy to set up as a set-top box, people maybe would run their own servers.

So they never will? If we push for sane decentralization with solid tech for at home, they might just in the future.

@yarmo Free (a French ISP) put a fair bit of functionality in their router boxes, including file serving and a torrent client. And ordinary people use it, because it's easy to set up.

Imagine if they made it possible to have server apps ... That would absolutely be something normal people would use.

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@tfb Exactly! Thanks for the example!

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