Because Man is a Gregarious Animal
 Tuesday, December 10, 2002

There is nothing hath more occasioned Troubles and Contention, than the Art of Writing, which is the reason why the Inventor of it is fabled to have sown Serpents Teeth: And yet it was but a barbarous act of Thamus, the Egyptian King, therefore to forbid the learning of Letters: We may as well cut out our Tongues, because that member is a world of wickedness. If all those useful Inventions that are liable to abuse, should therefore be concealed, there is not any Art or Science which might be lawfully profest.
John Wilkins, Mercury; or, the Secret and Swift messenger, shewing how a man may with privacy and speed Communicate his thoughts to a Friend at any distance (1641), p. 172, as quoted in Freedom to Tinker

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categories: Language, Law, Media, Politics

Politics by Other Means

I feel like I'm watching a game of RISK.

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categories: Politics