Sunday, October 30, 2005
Code is Law
This weekend is volunteer weekend for me. I'm taking a break from the startup to code up a few things for friends who are organizing good things. I'm not sure if I would be doing any of this stuff had I not read Lessig's Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace a few years back. There are those essential books that allow you to see the world in a new way for the first time and then there are those that get you off the couch and do something. Lessig's is one of the latter. Although programmers can't seem to do much about corporations writing in laws that screw people, they can return the favor and write code to screw the legislation-writing corporations.