Doctor Frog's Pontification Pad

things to do, people to avoid.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

“As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth’s final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last loose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.”

Commissioner Pravin Lal, “Librarian’s Preface”

(a fictional character of ~2100 AD from Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, 1998)


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