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.

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


- People don't want to drive in cold-fusion-powered cars, and they never will.
- But we don't have the tech to do that at the moment.
- Yeah, they really don't want to drive in them.

@yarmo I don't think people will ever want to host their stuff, no matter how easy it is.


@person @yarmo some will never want to, some will never not want to. I think eventually you'd have little clusters or co-ops of folks who want to host, and take on the hosting for those who do not. But not at the scale and mostly monetary incentive of a proper hosting company.

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