zaterdag 19 maart 2005

Escaping the Country of the Blind

Larry Lessig is not only a true thought leader, he's also an individual leading a movement trying to make sure our children will be allowed to "write freely", a right that took hundreds of years to be established and defended.

"Existing law conflicts with the technology of the 21st century and that gives us a choice: Reform the law or reform the technology. Since 1998 there has been a clear choice—it was made for us by our own village doctors. They assembled in Congress and what they have collectively given us as an answer to this choice--reforming the law or reforming the technology--is to utter the words of HG Wells: To cure them, all we need to do is a simple and easy surgical operation, namely to remove the irritant body, the machines, your technology. They want to blind us. To conform us to 18th century law."

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Below a very funny case study in line with your article on technology versus the law.... ;-)

  2. Yes, I've read it, funny indeed. But it feels rather innocent and/or naive, which is not what Lessig is fighting against...