[linux-elitists] Ten Reasons- final draft

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Tue May 8 19:35:45 PDT 2001


Karsten M. Self writes:

> > we make for our future.  The economic interests built around
> > unidirectional mass media, and which have abused the public trust in
> > the past are threatened by the new technology which is ending their
> > monopoly on publishing information.  Well funded and with political
> > clout beyond their importance, the publishing industry is willing to
> > use technologically and the law to strip all privacy and every aspect
> > of control of information from the public.  What they are demanding
> > and receiving is the privatization of human civilization itself
> > through the complete control of the future venue of that culture, the
> > modern computer. In doing so, they are making it criminal to
> > communicate about computer infrastructure, or to explore the
> > foundations of the technology that we use each day to interface with
> > others.  Future Linuses have to contend with the efforts to prevent
> 
> Actually, given that "Linus" is a Greek name ("flaxen haired"), "Linii"
> might be a better plural....No, that's Latin....

The Greek plural of "Linos" should be "Linoi".

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