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But not everything has to be scalable; not everything has to be venture scale. There are a lot of public services, technologies in the public interest, and fully-profitable businesses that benefit by not trying to reach scale. Relationships are the building blocks of society; eradicating those in favor of analytics, in education of all places, is counter-productive, to put it charitably.

This is a wonderful post Ben, thanks you.  It speaks, to me as a primary teacher, to more than just EdTech and startUps. The big internet beasts have some claws in education and seem to be working towards what you call the  rat-maze simulation of intimacy. Governments seem bent on datafication.

Technology can be part of informal & formal personal relationships. The technology I find interesting is messy engaging and has not much to do with scalability & market share.

In my tiny world, I hope technology helps inclusion, engagement, diversification of approaches and fun. The presentation & recording of learning in a useful way by learner that is still individual, not auto analysable and open to conversation.

A few weeks ago I noted that videogrep had an update.
I then played about a bit, including this supercut of Casablanca. Instead of looking for words or phrases I used the bits with [music] in the subtitles. I had a couple of sticky points in the process. One where I had aliased an old version of videogrep in my bash profile (not something I very often even consider!). The other I’ve now forgotten. I posted the video a couple of weeks ago then forgot to add it here.