Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now, the Hour Is Getting Late
Detail of ancient mural on temple wall in Nan, Thailand

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too

Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

Bob Dylan, 1968

Consider these new clues:

24 Caring — mattering — is the motive force of the Internet.

41 Viewed coldly the Net is just technology. But it's populated by creatures who are warm with what they care about: their lives, their friends, the world we share.

42 The Net offers us a common place where we can be who we are, with others who delight in our differences.

43 No one owns that place. Everybody can use it. Anyone can improve it.

44 That's what an open Internet is. Wars have been fought for less.

Let's not go to war, but let's make the Internet more open. A place for anyone to publish whatever they want, whenever they want. And perhaps one day, our descendants will read what we wrote on our walls of freedom. And admire our handiwork too.

Text & image :copyright: 2014-15 by Ron Chester
7 March 2015