…the stagecoach and railroad industries tried to limit the permissible use of the automobile to carry people and goods the last mile to and from the stagecoach and railroad stations. That wouldn’t threaten the existing industries, and they could pretend to embrace its usefulness.
Today, the copyright industry pretends to embrace the Net, but only inasmuch as they can keep operating as they always have. Any other use needs to be outlawed.
If people come before and make your life better, she said, you can’t be an idiot.
'That sounds like a moral view,' I said.
'Well, it is. And I have to be less strident because it’s not fun to sit next to me at dinner. But I believe this stuff. I believe in the will and suffering of the people who came before me and who made it easier.'