Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Cory Doctorow may be a decent journalist, but as a sci-fi writer he is very mediocre. The best part of his sci-fi story "When sysadmins ruled the world" is an excerpt from A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, a manifesto written in 1996.

Reading through that declaration, I was reminded of the attitude towards the Internet that I believe I too witnessed when I came online. It was idealistic, meritocratic, detached from the physical world, intoxicating and empowering. Very different from the turn to social justice that it later took.

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