Post tagged: Freedom

Experiment: Digital Permanence and Ownership

When it comes to digital goods, I'm hesitant where I throw my money. Value is subjective and situational. I'm not a huge movie buff and I rarely rewatch, so \$8.99/monthly for Netflix isn't bad. On the other hand, I loathe the idea of subscription-based music: if I wanted …

Transforming Business

You can ride the wave, or watch it pass by. Just don't waste your time trying to stop it.

SOPA Protests

Archived for posterity.

UC Davis and the Pepper Spray Incident

On November 18, 2011, seated members of a nonviolent protest on a University of California, Davis quad were pepper-sprayed at close range by Lt. John Pike.

WordPress Themes and the GPL

There's some debate over whether WordPress themes are automatically GPL because of the way they are loaded by, integrate with, and depend on WordPress, which is GPL.

Apropos

Wise words.

My Country

'Tis of thee.

Better to Just Get High

This is Freudian, somehow.

Brought to you by the number 1™

This is profound.

It's the Thought That Counts

Wait, I thought sharing was bad?

That Crushing Feeling, and Tangled Webs

Unweaving the web.

Cory Doctorow DRM talk

DRM only exists to hurt consumers.

Recommended Reading

Guess it's a "freedom" kind of day. Here are a couple more things for yous guys to read:

Now Corporations Claim The "Right To Lie" documents the increasing trend in corporations to claim the same human rights afforded to living, breathing people. I didn't know it, but corporations have only …

Why ESR is an Anarchist

I just read Eric S. Raymond's Why I Am An Anarchist. Here's a quote:

... A majority of the people themselves are too easily seduced into abandoning their own institutional protections against tyranny by the false promises and poisonous dreams of statist propaganda.

I'd like to have a little more faith …

Welcome to China, Here's Your Firewall

There's a new article over at Ars Technica by Johnny Brookheart entitled Put down the mouse, capitalist pigdog! The title's silly, but his letter is pretty well thought out. Worth the read.

You Are Being Lied To

By whom? Anybody that justifies the loss of a few basic freedoms for so called "national security." Benjamin Franklin said it best: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

LewRockwell.com has an article by Nicholas Monahan, entitled Coffee …