Highlighting how platform algos work, to suppress genuinely valuable, world saving (Anti-profit) information.

Some thoughts, made public?

Frederick Bott
3 min readMar 20


A couple of days ago, I found a particularly interesting story from one of my favourite technology authors, Enrique Dans.

Enrique is a technology professor of wide acclaim, so will be particularly inclined to say nothing that might jeopordise his position.

So I don’t expect him to respond to me, when I respond to him.

But I do wish others with less to lose would interact technically.

All of this is a kind of peer review environment, we need others to review our words, to know where we might have made genuine mistakes, but also to get a feel for those seeing the same thing as we ourselves are seeing, giving us some encouragement that things really are changing for the better.

Enrique’s story, from his experience with his solar powered home and EV, was just perfect to elaborate on the economic significance, of the particular stage we are at, in what I firmly believe is an inevitable, world-changing transition to 100 percent solar energy.

So I did what I usually do. I elaborated, using his example, to show that there is something very big going on in economy, driven by the irresistible physical forces of nature, which will not stop, until the latter gets what it wants, specifically the explicit issue of money reflecting solar product put to use.

The story below shows the basis of my reasoning:

After I responded to Enrique, since this is something with global economic significance, written in response to an acclaimed, world renowned public expert, I expected to see a flurry of activity, some excitement, if not amongst my relatively small following, at least amongst Enrique’s much larger group of followers.

Enrique is a savvy geezer, he knows how to time articles so they land plop on a weekend, when most folk have some extra time to do things like readaing and interacting on Medium.

But I go there just now, and there is still nothing.

Then I look again as I am writing this, and see one respondent, presumably just reading the article, on a Monday morning, coincidentally as I am writing about it, but still nothing much worth mentioning as yet.

The weekend went, with not a murmur on it.

It seems to me the platform algos are suppressing the story. I won’t go as far as saying maybe even human manual intervention could be going on (Well actually I just did). I can’t imagine any humans seeing this as something that should be suppressed (Well actually I can).

Here is the story by Enrique in any case:

And here is my response: