“It is easier to move a problem around (for example, by moving the problem to a different part of the overall network architecture) than it is to solve it. Corollary: It is always possible to add another level of indirection.”—RFC 1925
If you show your friend that someone they consider a saint is a sinner, you risk making them resent you; if you show them that someone they consider a sinner is a saint, you risk making them hate you.
If you’re asking me not to listen to someone, say, because they’re bad or wrong, first tell me about a topic on which you and they agree: if you can’t name something, you don’t know them well enough to tell me not to listen.
Internet users speak with an Internet accent, but the only character of speech that doesn’t sound like an accent is one’s own.
“While adding any new feature may be considered a gain (and in fact frequently differentiates vendors of various types of equipment), but there is a danger. The danger is in increased system complexity.”—Internet Society, RFC 3439
Knowledge is resistance: when someone says, we must do this because the computer, book, data, etc. says we should, it’s hard to resist unless you know better.
Anyone who cares about human freedom and flourishing should concern themselves with Internet freedom.
The important thing about science is not that everything will be known, or that everything unanimously believed by scientists is necessarily true, but that science contains s system for seeking untruth and purging it.—Ted Nelson
My update to the first part of the 1st amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of any system of belief, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of expression, or of the use of the technology of communication;[…]