John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Feb 08, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I met John Perry Barlow at Idea City in 2003; I said nice things to him about his work and he urged me to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which he co-founded. "Barlow’s lasting legacy is that he devoted his life to making the Internet into 'a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth . . . a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.'" Hail and farewell. 

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