Senator Wyden continues to be the Senate's truest champion of an open Internet. Aaron Sw
Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act.
Think deeply about things. Donâ€™t just go along because thatâ€™s the way things are or thatâ€™s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.
I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don't think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.
There's all sorts of stuff people want to publish anonymously.
But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Sw
Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.
What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.
I first met Jimbo Wales, the face of Wikipedia, when he came to speak at Stanford. Aaron Sw
We must erase bin Laden's ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it.
The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.
Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it - their shareholders would revolt at anything less.
Assume nobody else has any idea what they're doing, either.
Senator Wyden continues to be the Senate's truest champion of an open Internet.
At the end of the day, we have an economy that works for the rich by cheating the poor, and unequal schools are the result of that, not the cause.
Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused.
Say yes to everything.
Big stories need human stakes.
Seriously, who really cares how long the Nile river is, or who was the first to discover cheese? How is memorizing that ever going to help anyone? Instead, we need to give kids projects that allow them to exercise their minds and discover things for themselves.
Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.
Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act. Aaron Sw
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Swart
The library world is set up on this model where the library is a physical building and has a number of books and serves a geographical community.
What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? ... And if you're not working on that, why aren't you?
We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file-sharing networks. Aaron Swart
Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in.
With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge - we'll make it a thing of the past.
Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.