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Wires and switches – May Contain Traces of Bolts

Wires and switches

ESR is at it again:

I can best introduce you to our concerns by quoting another of our
philosopher / elders, John Gilmore. He said: “The Internet interprets
censorship as damage and routes around it.”

To understand that, you have to grasp that “the Internet” isn’t just a
network of wires and switches, it’s also a sort of reactive social
organism composed of the people who keep those wires humming and those
switches clicking. John Gilmore is one of them. I’m another. And there
are some things we will not stand having done to our network.

Dear ESR,

I’m pretty sure John Gilmore knows that wires aren’t supposed to hum and switches aren’t supposed to click. It seems you don’t. Perhaps it would be best if you stepped away from the Internet before you break something expensive.

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