Meet the man whose utopian vision for the Internet conquered, and then warped, Silicon Valley – WP

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Generally the province of fascists, artists or fascist artists, manifestos are a dying form. It takes gall to have published one anytime after, say, 1938. But “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” was an utterly serious document for a deliriously optimistic era that Wired, on one of its many valedictory covers, promised was a “long boom”: “25 years of prosperity, freedom, and a better environment for the whole world.”

Read more about John Perry Barlow and his 1996 “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” from the Washington Post via Pocket

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