Here he sings the praises of ink, in the course of which he reminds us of the clear history of US constitutional law and points out that computers are not the answer:
“Let us ignore the facts of history for a moment. Let us simply forget that constitutional law in the United States is largely a record of successful abridgments of the Bill of Rights. Let us forget how many men and women went to prison for saying war was wrong in 1917.”
“The days are long past when a computer was a tool, like a pen or a hammer, that is manipulated by its purchaser. Now your computer is a branch office of the company that made the operating system. It is always in communication with general headquarters, and it is always doing things behind your back to make your life better, often with the result that functions you relied on have vanished. So there is no reason in principle why your computer could not simply lock your keyboard if it thought you were writing things you shouldn’t write. And if it can happen, simple prudence, informed by long experience, teaches us to assume that it will happen.”
Dr. Boli is an oasis of wit, clear thinking, and sanity. He is required daily reading.
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Agreed. He is an oasis in a wasteland.
That’s why I read him daily.