“All communication relies on one or more carriers. At the most basic level, when you’re speaking to a group of people in a room, the air is the carrier for the sound waves moving through it. You pass breath through your vocal chords and shape your mouth in funny ways, and a bunch of compression waves emerge and fill the room with information that others then decode. No one can just grab the words out of the air to stop them from reaching someone else. The carrier is unenclosable .”
Dear @artbrock thank you sharing for this series! I enjoyed the way it was structured, as well as your openness to feedback while writing the series.
Thanks also for your invitation for responses/feedback.
It might take a few tries for me to get to the right question.
I am that quiet kid in the back of class who at first seems to not pay attention, but who (upon questioning/getting to know) you find just has a lot of stuff going on at home, which means he doesn’t ask for help quickly, or in the time the teacher originally planned for it. So again, it might take a few tries for me to even get to the right question, or to the question I really mean to ask underneath. So I can come across as that kid who puts up their hand annoyingly after you’ve already just spent a long time explaining things throughly, and who then says “I still don’t get it”. I am that kid who might not have as solid a base as some of the others have, and who might need a few more examples, or another angle, or a slightly different way of having things explained to him.
Ok so this is my first attempt:
Although I’ve spent time reading about unclosability, I think my need for clarity is still not fully met, as I still struggle to explain it to others.
How would you explain it to an 8 year old, or to a tech illiterate mom (like Rob Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Mom Test’)? I somehow intuitively understand that this quality (of unenclosability) is a major selling point or feature of the new Commons paradigm, but somehow i haven’t found an explanation that is simple enough for me to really be able to play with it (my background: I have built full centralized apps using Rails)
Does Matthew Schutte’s ‘peer to monopoly to peer’ (centralized architecture) vs. ‘peer to peer’ (distributed/Holochain architecture) example fit into this?
Do you think you could you help me define how and what a carrier which is (today) enclosable [instead of unenclosable] looks like? Please could you share a few example of enclosable carriers today? I often find using contrast or comparisons (in this case putting enclosable and unenclosable side by side), or using a spectrum, helpful to understand differences.
Please let me know if there’s anything unclear about this request.
I like this scene from Margin Call, and I think it’s appropriate for how I see myself and my question in this instance:
“Please speak to me as you might to a young child… or a golden retriever”