sep 25

Hippies Invented the Internet

I fucking hate the thesis that hippies are the progenitors of internet culture, even if it's a little true.


Why do you hate the thesis? Is it too easy a premise? The backgrounds of many many influential developers included goals of societal advancement for all and world peace. TCP/IP, net neutrality, one-size-fits-all format, non-governmental control all reek of anti-capitalism hippie mantras.

posted by Ted Rheingold at 4:46 PM on September 25, 2006

Nah, it's just that I hate hippies. :)

posted by Rex at 5:04 PM on September 25, 2006

Naah, it's all about the Zippies.

posted by Andy Baio at 10:59 AM on September 27, 2006

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