The ancient Greek word for "bear" was άρκτος.
The Arctic is named after the animal; it's the place where bears are.
Naturally, when you find a place at the opposite side of the globe from the Arctic and where there are no bears, it's the anti-Arctic - in other words, Antarctica.
So the Arctic is Bears Place, and Antarctica is Not Bears Place.
@dthompson technological autonomy isn't about not hosting on rented hardware, it's about users having control and choice. An ActivityPub implementation that you could unzip on your web host that back-ended to Firebase or whatever would give some people autonomy that the Mastodon impementation doesn't. One size doesn't fit all.
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