"Standing up for my rights has been very important. I know that if I didn’t stand up to these corporate bullies that The Go Daddy Group would not be what it is today – the world’s number one registrar in every category".
Date: Thursday, September 22. 2005
"Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Many are corporations. How my Dad taught me to deal with them. Two prime examples".
Some other good cites:
"Internet is the greatest of all networks. There is no lack of information on the internet, and every twoway channel between people can be used to spam you.
If you keep you mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it".
William A. Orton
Success at defending bad ideas
"But one thing I did learn after years of studying advanced logic theory is that proficiency in argument can easily be used to overpower others, even when you are dead wrong. If you learn a few tricks of logic and debate, you can refute the obvious, and defend the ridiculous. If the people you’re arguing with aren’t as comfortable in the tactics of argument, or aren’t as arrogant as you are, they may even give in and agree with you"
Source: . Scott Berkun, april 2005.
"Freedom enables a man not only to do the good things but also to do the wrong things. But no moral value can be ascribed to an action, however good, that has been performed under the pressure of an omnipotent government."
Ludwig von Mises
"I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?'"
--Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
"The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect — to help people work together — and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world. We clump into families, associations, and companies. We develop trust across the miles and distrust around the corner".
—Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web
If you make the net into a money machine, do not forget Tim Berners-Lee's intention.
Do not forget rule 1.
kgun WPW Veteran September 23 2005