John Perry Barlow is an American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, political activist and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is also known to be a cyberlibertarian.
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“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.”
John Perry Barlow
“Our universities are so determined to impose tolerance that they'll expel you for saying what you think and never notice the irony”
“The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.”
“In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.”
“Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.”
“You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.”
“We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.”
“We were so lost in generica, I actually forgot what city we were in”
“In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance”
“They have no home town, urban life is standardised and they come from a place called Generica”
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