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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow

“Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind.”

“A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” is a widely distributed early paper on the applicability (or lack thereof) of government on the rapidly growing internet.  It was written by John Perry Barlow, a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist, and a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and published online on February 8, 1996, from Davos, Switzerland. (source:wikipedia/departmentofrecords)

DOR No.1 John Perry Barlow A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Watch a recording of John Perry Barlow reading his “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” produced by Q Department for Department of Records, video by IDEALOGUE below:

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow (09:30) 

DOR exists to preserve cultural artifacts for the collective memory in both the physical and digital worlds.

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