A Poem by rutherford

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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


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


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


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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Added on September 8, 2013
Last Updated on September 8, 2013
Tags: information, digital life



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