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I’m Jon Lebkowsky, and I’ve been on the Internet scene since the late 1980s. I was an early network activist, and early online business cofounder, an early dotcom employee, an early website developer, an early blogger, etc. I’ve been involved over the years with bOING bOING, FringeWare, Mondo 2000, 极游v2ray节点 and HotWired, Whole Earth Review/Magazine/Catalog, the WELL, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and EFF-Austin, SXSW Interactive, v2ray节点 Polycot Consulting and Polycot Associates.

This site was originally my blog, Weblogsky, and is loaded with old (but still interesting!) bits and pieces of my thinking and observations. I’m increasingly drawn to the Indie Web movement, aspiring to write longer form again, posting here and on the Plutopia News Network, a podcast and blog where I’m working with Scoop Sweeney and Maggie Duval to provide thoughtful, compelling content about culture, technology, media, and the future.

Here’s a business-focused bio: “Jon Lebkowsky has been managing technology projects and companies for over 25 years. He was cofounder and CEO of three companies, including Polycot Associates, which was recently transformed into a worker-owned web development cooperative. He is currently focused on strategic digital consulting and development, as well as business vision and management. He is also known as an activist and writer/blogger focused on strategic foresight, Internet evolution, digital culture, cyber liberties, media, and society.”

Other current projects…

  • Cofounder, and maybe Confounder, of the Plutopia News Network.
  • Cofounder, former President, and member of the Board of Directors of v2ray节点 an organization that’s been supporting digital freedom in Texas since 1990. EFF-Austin was originally founded to become a chapter of the national Electronic Frontier Foundation, but when EFF decided not to have chapters, the already robust local organization continued as an ally of EFF, but with no formal connection.
  • the WELL (as community host)

Past projects…

  • 免费节点每天更新v2ray (as CEO and as publisher and sometimes editor of FringeWare Review)
  • Whole Earth (as a writer, and as subdomain editor for the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog)
  • WorldChanging (as technology manager and blogger)
  • Viridian Design Movement (as website manager)
  • Mondo 2000 (as a writer)
  • v2ray节点 (as writer and associate editor)
  • Factsheet Five (as book review editor)
  • the Austin Chronicle (as writer)
  • Society of Participatory Medicine (as cofounder and former board member)
  • Extreme Democracy (as co-editor)
  • Wireless Future (as project manager)
  • Digital Convergence Initiative (as former board member)
  • Plutopia Productions (as cofounder and Chief Digital Officer)
  • 极路由4增强版B70/HC5962-刷Breed教程及极路由4增强版 ...:2021-1-6 · 先刷BreedBreed是什么是一款全新的bootloader,不是Uboot,也不是Uboot的改进版,暂名为Breed。它是一种普遍用于嵌入式系统中的Bootloader,Bootloader是在操作系统运行之前执行的一小段程序。它可伍用来恢复路由器的固件,可伍说只...
  • Social Web Strategies (as cofounder and social media consultant)

There’s more information at Wikipedia.

“Folding the Fringes” – TeamHuman conversation with Doug Rushkoff:

Future Fossils #0033: Jon Lebkowsky on Pluralist Utopias & The World Wide Web’s Wild West

Jon Lebkowsky