- Name: Dethe Elza
- Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
My long-term project is to write a book called "Programming for the Fun of It" to help people take control of their computers and enjoy doing it.
A program is a process, not a thing. This also applies to life, the universe, and everything.
Individuality for the Masses
Bruce Schneier has come up with the idea of promoting individual rights via the awesome power of branding, as the peace symbol did for the anti-war movement. I think it's a good idea, though the complexities can be harder to explain than "killing is wrong." (Of course, the anti-war movement was more complex as well, but the basic message seems easier to get across...). Here's the gist from the site:
Individual-i stands for:
- Freedom from surveillance
- Personal privacy
- Equal protection
- Due process
- Freedom to read, write, think, speak, associate, and travel
- The right to make your own choices about sex, reproduction, marriage, and death
- The right to dissent
These are all things I can support. I hope this idea spreads like memefire.
It needs a hand gesture, though. How about the sign-language alphabetic "I" held to the chest?
Now we're cooking!
Thanks to everyone who replied about the missing word. I've been a bit overwhelmed lately and haven't had a chance to follow up with that, but the responses were all great.