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3 comments

I suspect you are projecting your own frustrations (2)

Omnifarious (11933) | about a year and a half ago | (#42604245)

I think you're protecting your own frustrations.

This is the eternal frustration of an activist. Getting people to understand and share your cause is an endless battle, and it's very frustrating when they can't just see what the obvious problem is.

Well said (0)

Doc Hopper (59070) | about a year and a half ago | (#42605295)

Bruce,

I've been a long-time fan of your work, and we met briefly when you spoke in Utah years ago. It was worth the five-hour drive.

There's a great quote from "Ever After" that applies, I think. "Last night, I had a revelation. I used to think that if I cared about anything I'd have to care about everything and I'd go stark raving mad but now I've found my purpose, it's a project actually inspired by you and I feel...the most wonderful freedom."

Take some solace, at least, that this "dumb" Apple-loving, Facebook-using technologist thinks it's time for a personal change. You've inspired me in this post to reclaim my digital life. I want to be an owner of my data; I'm no longer interested in my data being a product to be marketed for profit.

Thanks (1)

nullchar (446050) | about a year and a half ago | (#42666215)

Thanks for the concise post for the TL;DR generation. Hopefully it will be read by other freedom activists.

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