The Hub

Rethinking the internet


There are several ways to deal with anger.

You can start punching and shouting.

You can become a cynic, finding your superiority in the knowledge that humans are too insignificant to give them a second thought.

You can decide to bite back by becoming a brainless profiteer.

Or you can sit yourself down and ask a few questions, like what makes me angry about the internet, and what would it take so I don’t get angry any more?

And here is a funny thing. I had several reasons to sit myself down for a rethink of the internet (one of them is the easy town story I write), but so far the result is that I get angrier about the internet — and faster — because now I have a pretty good idea what I want the internet to be like. And the only way out of that anger is to actually build the Hub, and be done with the tech giants.

Now you might say: What’s your anger to me? And why should we build something you want?

Well, my hope is that I am not the only person who is fed up with today’s internet, and since I love the Hub, I invite you to take a look at the ideas.



or download the Hub Tour >

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Town specials


Examples on how towns could use the Hub.

The Hub & town education

town example: Coexhill

The Hub & job shaking

town example: Gardens Springs

The Hub & town artists

town example: Sound City

more specials

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A light dance story

photo special – best viewed on desktop

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Rocks Medley

photo special – best viewed on desktop

The Hub, the book

The Hub, the book, by Charlie Alice Raya, book cover

The Hub

Let’s build the Hub
and be done with the tech giants

by Charlie Alice Raya

The Hub was developed for the easy town story and is discussed in detail in book 1, beginning (the development of the Hub) and in book 2, travelling (illustrating how the Hub works in the story.)

You can read the books which contain many other issues and stories relevant for our future (see the easy town books website), or you can buy this collection and focus on the ideas for the Hub.

This collection includes scenes and dialogues from book 1, beginning & from book 2, travelling, plus additional material on the ideas for the Hub.

Find out more about this collection >

Pages: 301 pages, 56K words
Files: The Hub, ePub, The Hub Tour, pdf
Format: ePub
Price: €8.42 (incl. VAT)


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