Monday, February 20, 2012

Food for Thought : Out of the Mouths of Anonymous

Most days, my inbox is overflowing to capacity -  but every once in a while, something just jumps out at me.  In this case, it was Mike Masnick's blog post  :  Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt : "The most insightful comment of the week won by a wider margin than any I've ever seen before. I actually think this comment may have received more votes than any other comment on the site ever. And it's from an Anonymous Coward (who says anonymous comments are bad?), in response to another insightful comment...What did get votes aplenty was this response from an Anonymous Coward who laid out why governments view the internet and free speech as a threat, and why free speech as a principle is more important than most people realize:

"I'd rather live in a world where global transparency and honesty is more important than my personal safety - we stand a better chance of surviving the future that way."

Think about it.