FREE INFORMATION

FREE INFORMATION

A Poem by rutherford
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More on the digital age and other madness

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Technologists say information wants to be free


Tyrants want information kept under lock and key


information lives best in its natural habitat


running wild


in herds


on the African Savannah


Who would want mass produced


information from industrial information farms


rounded up and branded


processed and packaged


served with unknown ingredients


We need free range, organic information


allowed to grow and roam


unimpeded, uncorrupted.


That's the information for us.

© 2013 rutherford


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How could one hope to form an intelligent argument versus this information you have provided? Your friend in words, Pete

Posted 7 Years Ago


Fantastic analogy. What a clever, clever piece. I LIKED.

Posted 7 Years Ago


rutherford

7 Years Ago

Thanks Pryde. I hope it put a smile on your face.
We need free range, organic information...

Yes, we do - rather than the pre-packaged synthetic slop that is so readily available. Like junk food, "junk info" is bad for us...

Posted 7 Years Ago


rutherford

7 Years Ago

Rita, good analogy. I suppose I need more roughage in my info.
Oh, my, Rutherford. I get it but the problem (for me) is that (IMHO) not every mind is ready for (or can assimilate) that kind of information; especially raw and uncooked. In its native state it's scary and vivid and the intense obscurity of it is what drives people to seek out and accept the mass produced, the processed and prepackaged. Oh, woe is them. (sic) i-4-u, delivered to your brain daily... herds of distal information running about Savannah (GA); now that's a singular analog picture.

Posted 7 Years Ago


rutherford

7 Years Ago

It was my reaction to hearing technologists say information wants to be free as if it had some will .. read more
I liked how you compare information with industrial product and organic...a bit different...saying things should be said without the red tape put in fine print...details they do not show you...

Posted 7 Years Ago



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