“Information wants to be free.” So say innumerable technology activists, quoting (knowingly or not) Stewart Brand from the 1960’s onward and on the record at the First Hackers’ Conference in 1984. Maybe so. On the other hand writers, scholars, and artists want to retain some control over what they create; and, ideally, they want to make a living, or some semblance of a living, from their creations. The ethical, legal, and financial quandaries present in these conflicting views of “information” will take a long time to play out.
In the meantime, here’s my request. Enjoy what I’ve posted here, if you’re so inclined. Feel free to quote from the text or even use the imagery . . . but please give credit where credit is due. All material here is Copyright © 2015 by Edward Myers. Please acknowledge as much in any use of these materials, whether in print or electronic media.