Hacker Ethics• Access to computers should be unlimited and total.• Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative.• All information should be free.• Mistrust authority–promote decentralization.• Hackers should be judged by their hacking.• You can create art and beauty on a computer.• Computers can change your life for the better.
“Many of the discussions of the future at CERNand the LHC era end with the question - Yes, but how will we ever keep track of such a large project? This proposal provides an answer tosuch questions. Firstly, it discusses the problem of information access at CERN. Then, it introduces the idea of linked information systems, and compares them with less flexible ways of finding information.”
“Discussions on Hypertext have sometimestackled the problem of copyright enforcement and data security. These are of secondary importance at CERN, where information exchange is still more important than secrecy. Authorisation and accounting systems forhypertext could conceivably be designed which are very sophisticated, but they are not proposed here.”
Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteenhundred years ago everybody knew the Earthwas the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what youll know tomorrow.