More computer proverbs

Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Sat Jan 27 22:05:33 UTC 2001

You own your own words
(coined by Steward Brand on The Well BBS to summarize responsibilities
and ownership re: Well participation. The phrase and ethos spread to
other conferencing systems.)

A computer can smell your fear

Art is not a mirror, art is a hammer
(Not specifically computer-related. Seen on a whiteboard at MIT's Media
Lab (and in Brand's book on The Lab) and spread over the Net in the late
'80s/early '90s)

Inspiration knows no baud rate

Yield to the hands-on imperative

Access to computers--and anything which might teach you something about
the way the world works--should be unlimited and total.

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