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RE: More on "information wants to be free"
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- From: Jan Velterop <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 23:58:18 EDT
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Joe's link starts with a Bible quote. There is also a story in the Bible about a few loaves and fishes feeding a crowd of thousands and when the leftovers are gathered they amount to much more than the original loaves and fishes. Now think 'food for thought' rather than 'food'. E.g. information, knowledge. Isn't this a way to think about scientific information? Shouldn't it be shared (latin: 'communicare') widely, to find that what results after satisfying everyone is much more than the sum of the original parts? Jan Velterop > -----Original Message----- > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Joseph Esposito > Sent: 07 October 2004 04:32 > To: email@example.com > Subject: More on "information wants to be free" > > In an earlier post I referred to the origin of the phrase "information > wants to be free," which I believed was coined by Stewart Brand. > Someone sent me a link to a survey of the history of the phrase. It can > be found here for anyone who is interested: > > http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/II/IWtbF.html > > -- > Joe Esposito