Software and Community in the Early 21st Century

This is a very interesting keynote delivered by Eben Moglen (Professor of Law and chairman of the Software Free Law Center). The same person who once said: “Anything that is worth copying is worth sharing.” and “The more we give away, the richer we become. His keynote is definitely worth listening to, it is very educational.


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Respecting your thoughts

I have an inexpensive wired notebook that I use for putting down brain stormed ideas, doodles, diagrams, client meeting notes, and daily journals. I number every page as I go, and I make sure to have it in my gear bag all the time. When I feel creative once in a while, I don’t want to leave my thoughts on loose sheets of paper, printer throw outs, napkins and such. Problem with scrap paper is that they get taken by people, or end up in a recycling bin. That would be such a waste of what money can’t buy so easily: IDEAS!

Getting into the creative mindset takes inspiration and practice. Once you are there, it lingers for a while and then fades away, during which you’d really want to document what is received by your mind, or else they get forgotten somewhere in the time-warp.

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