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Hippies

Posted by Kunal on June 16, 2005

An article on CNET argues that hippies could have inspired the computer revolution. While I don’t quite agree, it still is a good read.

In an essay he wrote for Time magazine in 1995, Brand maintained that the communal and libertarian outlook espoused during the hippie era spawned the seeds that later bore fruit in the form of the modern cyberrevolution. “At the time, it all seemed dangerously anarchic (and still does to many), but the counterculture’s scorn for centralized authority provided the philosophical foundations of not only the leaderless Internet but also the entire personal-computer revolution.?

There is something about hippies. I don’t know why, but I like the hippies.

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