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The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion.

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People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.

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If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough — you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal.

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One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control. It's just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless.

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The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.

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The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.

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Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.

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Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.

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