RWX are three permission bits used by computers to say whether or not a file is readable, writeable, or executable. (Learn more.)
I believe that the web should be all three of these:
- It should be readable and open, with lots of transparency wherever possible.
- It should be writeable to anyone who has something they’d like to post. This means we need to teach people how to speak with whatever tools/technology they need to do so.
- It should be executable: people should be making things on the web. It should be like a lego set, rife with possibilities and permutations, not an immutable object
Hence “rwxweb”. (And yes, I am aware of the irony that “rwx” is not a particularly readable acronym, and no, I don’t think that people need to learn chmod in order to be web literate. Is this the only-perfect-analogies committee?)
This blog is my working log as I figure out how to achieve the above goal.