John Seabrook Quote

“The net poses a fundamental threat not only to the authority of the government, but to all authority, because it permits people to organize, think, and influence one another without any institutional supervision whatsoever.”

~ John Seabrook

“My First Flame,” New Yorker, 6 June 1994

Ratings and Comments

John Galt, Roseburg

I do believe he has found us out! With respect to interpreting my rating I'm at zero with respect to the apparent sentiments of the writer but at a 5 star appreciation level for you bringing it to our attention.

Mike, Norwalk

so far so good

J Carlton, Calgary

The last thing a "free" people need is institutional supervision.

Anonymous, Reston, VA, US

Nice sentiment, but also true without "the net", and thus seems off the mark for what appears to be the central theme of the quote.

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RBESRQ    1/4/10

Yes, when they take that away from us run for the hills.

jim k, Austin

The govenment would dearly love to control the net as it make it so much easier to spread the word about their mischief. Newspapers used to do this but they are now sold out to the socialists in Washington. Thank godness for the net.

warren, olathe

Great quote. Need to have more of the "Obama" types talk. They can not help but put thier foot in it.

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    RBESRQ    1/4/10

    Newspaper sold out to Obama, that has to be a joke - the one thing they (the media giants) care about is their corporate buddies - Obama is way down on the list in actual fact he is supporting, through their funding, their very courses.

    E Archer, NYC

    Let's make sure it continues.


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