Fare thee well, JPB.


lil:

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow, Written 1996.

An interesting document to read 20 years later. Some of it is still true.

    Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.

And some of it, still wished to be true:

    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.

posted by lm: 161 days ago