Care and Training of your Pet Rock Manual.… ImageImageImageImage
Your Stay at Palmer Antarctic Station Manual.… ImageImageImageImage
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual, Declassified.… ImageImageImageImage
Gasoline Retailer Service Station Flat Rate Manual, 1959.… ImageImageImageImage
Tom Swift Lives! The layout for the Community Memory Tom Swift Terminal, by Lee Felsenstein, 1974.… Image
The Tom Swift Terminal: A Convivial Cybernetic Device,
by Lee Felsenstein

The spark that began the idea of a Bulletin Board System, before Randy and Ward came in 1978 to set the torch aglow.… ImageImageImageImage
"Are not gross Bodies and Light convertible into one another, and may not Bodies receive much of their Activity from the Particles of Light which enter their Composition?" - Isaac Newton

Lee Felsenstein (@lfelsenstein), 1974: Image
Lee Felsenstein, who cobbled together pieces of what became the home computer and online revolution, is on Patreon and on Twitter.

National Park Service Sign Manual, 1988.… ImageImageImageImage
The Pleasure Horse, by the Light Horse Committee of the New England Land Grant Universities.… ImageImageImageImage
The Frontier Village (Amusement Park) Phone Girl Guide, 1976.… ImageImageImageImage
1967 National Order of the Arrow Conference Training Manual.… ImageImageImageImage
REPAIRMEN MAY GYP YOU, Roger Rus and John Patric (Reader's Digest), 1951.… ImageImageImageImage
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Reminder that Jblow deletes his tweets after a short amount of time by his own policy, so people don't look at stuff months old and complain about them
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I mention this in detail in case other people who have Patreon income get hit with something like this; you are not alone.
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There's something for everyone in the "Seems like good news.... wait a minute" crowd in the new Twitch announcements about partnering with the music industry.

My accounts got this letter from Twitch last week. You can hear Professor Farnsworth's GOOD NEWS EVERYONE
In summary, Twitch (Amazon) negotiated with one of the music industry groups to make it that there's now a special shim in between usual DMCA takedowns and anarchy; Twitch gets to Mall-Cop-Level issue a ticket saying "hey, you left Hootie and the Blowfish on in the background."
Since this is all made-up arrangement, it's hard to say how it'll be in practice, but basically it'll theoretically cause less situations where streamers (some of whom depend on the income) don't get knocked out for a DMCA strike.

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Buried in all sorts of collections of zines, anarchist/collectivist mirrors, and everywhere else, the Internet Archive houses a whole bunch of fascinating documents on Squatting.

Besides the items themselves, the collections they live among are fascinating too.
Here's a 2010 book on squatting in Brisbane and Queensland, Australia. "SQUAT!"…
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