A Full-Fledged Enemy of Web3

Ethereum should inspire any­one inter­ested in the future(s) of the inter­net, because it demonstrates, pow­er­fully, that new pro­to­cols are still pos­si­ble. I do not think Web3 is a desir­able or even tol­er­a­ble path for­ward for this web right here, but I take its les­son well. “Code wins arguments”, and so do clubs, and cults; time remains to build all three.

-Robin Sloan, “Notes on Web3.” RobinSloan.com. November 2021.

Nice quote there at the end. Code, clubs and cults win arguments. Law, weapons and partisans would probably also work, but it wouldn’t have that nice alliteration.

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