As promised at the end of Program or Be Programmed, I am providing a space for people to suggest Commands of their own after reading reading the book.
The Commands are not commandments, meant as orders from God to a population, but rather ways of taking command of any of the biases of digital media. The way to take command of digital media’s asynchronous bias, for example, is not to be “always on.”
Here are the ten from the book. I’ll add some of the other contenders shortly, as well as brief explanations of these biases and commands.
Do Not Be Always On
Live in Person
You May Always Choose None of the Above
You Are Never Completely Right
One Size Does Not Fit All
Do Not Sell Your Friends
Tell the Truth
Share, Don’t Steal
Program or Be Programmed