Okay, he doesn’t really say that, but he does use a couple of my cartoons in his book which makes me like a co-author… right? No? We’ll talk about it later. In the meantime check out my his book HERE.
FROM AFTER THE SOFTWARE WARS
The Key to faster technological progress is the more widespread use of free software. Free versus proprietary (or non-free) software is similar to the divide between science and alchemy. Before science, there was alchemy, where people guarded their ideas because they wanted to corner the market on the means to convert lead into gold. The downside of this “strategy” is that everyone would have to learn for themselves that drinking mercury is a bad idea.