NOBODY TOLD ME BUREAUCRATS COULD READ EMAIL

“Our worst nightmare as Libertarians is that we might have caused them to spend more money and hire more employees to monitor the public comment.”

Bill Winter, a Libertarian Party propagandist, expressing his dismay that the Internet might allow citizens to communicate directly with an effective and responsive government, The New York Times, 24 March 1999

YOU’RE SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL.COM

“For so many years I was such a skeptic about the Web. But it’s a truly beautiful medium. You can retain a level of purity that you can’t achieve almost anywhere else.”

David Eggers, editor of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, on the liberatory potentials of being ignored on the Net, as opposed to being ignored on a grocery store newsstand, Village Voice, 24 March 1999