Information wants to be free

Such a classic hacker quote, but I only just found out its source:

Stewart Brand, the editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, said it while speaking at the first Hacker’s Conference in 1984. The transcript of the conference printed in Brand’s May 1985 issue reads: “On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.”

Plus a silly meme that is going around, type your name + “is” into google, these are some of my favourites:

  • Joel is full of colour
  • Joel is only inferential
  • Joel is one of the most famous names in the software
  • Joel is placed between Hosea and Amos in the canon
  • Joel is everyone’s little reading buddy

I should add on that “Joel is sore” from turning a shower all the way to HOT while half asleep. Feels like sun burn.

What do you get?



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