This morning on Mastodon I asked:
If you were looking to write the perfect non-technical book on decentralisation, what would you include?
There were some great replies and I’m not going to do justice to them all here, but I want to summarise below some responses that I hope to return.
- Cash money
- Coercion and control
- The Commons
- Deprogramming hierarchical thinking
- Economic networks
- Email vs Gmail
- French Resistance
- Medical system
- Murray Bookchin
- Networked agency
- Online Course for Self-Organising Teams
- Open 2020 videos
- Patterns for Decentralised Organising
- Platforming and deplatforming
- Sewage networks
- Shooting the Dog
- Solar power
- Wind power
- Zines and tape culture
If I do get around to writing some or all of a book like this, I envisage it will have discrete, overlapping chapters like Anything You Want by Derek Sivers or 33 Myths of the System by Derek Allen. As a few people said, it’s probably best not to put ‘decentralisation’ in the title if it’s meant for a general audience.
My thanks to all who took the time to respond!