Cyber Space Declaration Of Independence

In 1996, John Perry Barlow wrote a Cyber Space Declaration Of Independence.

The introduction is irrelevant.

The beginning is awesome:

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

'You weary giants of flesh and steel' - sweet!

Wow. Concise and uncompromising. David Blunkett should read this 'un. --TL

Rather reminds me of the opening intro from "Re Boot"... but perhaps that's the whole point. If not, then it's a rather stylish coincidence. --WJR Very stylish. --TL

Reminds me a bit of the Hacker Manifesto written in 1986.

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