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Saturday, August 14, 2004

John Perry Barlow 2.0: The Thomas Jefferson of cyberspace reinvents his body -- and his politics.

Via Hack the Planet comes this story in Reason.

Allways thought provoking.....

here are some quote-lets


Every existing power relation is up for renewal with cyberspace, and it was only natural there would be an awful lot of fracas where cyberspace met the physical world.
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Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods.
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Lawyers, doctors, and architects don’t work for royalties, and they’re doing fine. Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living.
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The one thing that I know government is good for is countervailing against monopoly. It’s not great at that either, but it’s the only force I know that is fairly reliable.
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We have a deeply symbiotic relationship with large corporations. I wouldn’t want to eliminate them, because they are the engines of our economic well being at the moment.
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The Constitution doesn’t say anything about national security. The Fourth Amendment is the Fourth Amendment, and they’re gonna have to show me that it isn’t. Right now they are refusing to answer subpoenas.
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Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government.


Boing Boing mentioned it too


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