“ Our vision for Kindle is every book ever printed in any language, all available in less than 60 seconds” Jeff Bezos, Amazon This photo : ptufts Flickr Prev photo: JohnPastor Flickr Next photo: LenEdgerly Flickr
“ ...the internet is a copy machine... …when copies are super abundant, they become worthless” Kevin Kelly photo: thatshs Flickr
“ Bit by bit, everything that can be digitized will be digitized, making intellectual property ever easier to copy and ever harder to sell for more than a nominal price.” And we’ll have to find business and economic models that take this reality into account.” Paul Krugman
“ Bit by bit, everything that can be digitized will be digitized, making intellectual property ever easier to copy and ever harder to sell for more than a nominal price. And we’ll have to find business and economic models that take this reality into account . ” Paul Krugman photo: Taekwonweirdo Flickr
Photo: Abigroup Recently completed major upgrade of the Pacific Highway near Bonville. Construction costs of highway such as this typically varies between $12m and $20m per km.
“ We need to put the best we have to offer within reach of our children. Universal access to all knowledge is within our grasp.” “ Books – it’s who we are, it’s our literature, it’s what we've built up over millennia” “The idea of having only one company control the library of human knowledge is a nightmare” photo: davidsilver Flickr Brewster Kahle
Freedom, Prosperity and the Development of society and individuals are fundamental human values. They will only be attained through the ability of well-informed citizens to exercise their democratic rights and to play an active role in society. Constructive participation and the development of democracy depend on satisfactory education as well as on free and unlimited access to knowledge, thought, culture and information. UNESCO public library manifesto
“ The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” James Madison, 1825