July 27, 2003 · Lessig
This is a great story about the creativity possible when control is relaxed. Whenever I read these stories, I have an odd dejavu to the days of Gorbachev: The Soviet Union would relax its controls, and people would write stories about how freedom actually increased innovation and creativity. The Soviet officials were amazed and surprised. But what’s amazing to me is that we’re surprised when we learn the same thing here.
UPDATE: I was whining about something re the Times that Dave Winer has solved. I apologize.