[Ads-l] Quote: The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 12 20:10:26 EDT 2021


I received a request to explore the saying in the subject line.
Wikiquote points to a "Time" magazine article dated December 6, 1993
which credited techno-activist John Gilmore. The Yale Book of
Quotations lists an InformationWeek citation dated  November 29, 1993
which also credited Gilmore.

Now there is a Quote Investigator article:
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/07/12/censor/

The earliest evidence I found appeared in a book titled "The Virtual
Community" by cultural critic Howard Rheingold with a first printing
dated September 1993. Rheingold also credited Gilmore.

Garson

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