Schlagwort-Archiv: Freiheit


Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded.

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited


A prime example is that CERN has enjoyed special conditions for the use of Microsoft products for the last 20 years, by virtue of its status as an “academic institution”. However, recently, the company has decided to revoke CERN’s academic status, a measure that took effect at the end of the previous contract in March 2019, replaced by a new contract based on user numbers, increasing the license costs by more than a factor of ten. Although CERN has negotiated a ramp-up profile over ten years to give the necessary time to adapt, such costs are not sustainable.

Anticipating this situation, the IT department created the Microsoft Alternatives project, MAlt, a year ago.

CERN news: Microsoft Alternatives project (MAlt)


Dat wat je vroeger in de Jordaan had, dat is denk ik dat Noord gevoel.

graffiti in Amsterdam Noord


Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden.

Aber was ist, wenn der andere denkt, dass alle das gleiche denken sollen?

Nico Semsroot feat. Rosa Luxemburg (ca. 18:08)


Alles ist so, daß man in achtundzwanzig Stunden abreisen könnte; unheimisch.

Max Frisch - Tagebuch - Paris, Juli 1948 - Über die Wohnung von Bertolt Brecht - Durchstreichung von mir.


It boggled the mind to think about a lifestyle in which you could never pick your nose.

Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George: Interface

Contempt Contest.

Microsoft and Apple have been changing places. For a long time, Microsoft was the main enemy of users’ freedom, and then, for the past ten years or so, it’s been Apple. When the first iThings came out, around 2007, it was a tremendous advance in contempt for users’ freedom because it imposed censorship of applications—you could only install programs approved by Apple.

Richard Stallman, interviewed in New Left Review 113, September-October 2018

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