Category Archives: Blog

Thomas Knapp on ‘Net Neutrality:

Apparently the Internet needs to be “saved” from the guys who made it cheap, ubiquitous and pretty darn free (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). Who’s doing the saving? The gang that historically has always, every time, without exception made anything and everything it touches more expensive, less reliable and less […]

Robert Crumb on the Charlie Hedbo attacks.

From the New York Observer: I’m not going to make a career out of baiting some fucking religious fanatics, you know, by insulting their prophet. I wouldn’t do that. That seems crazy. But then, after they got killed, I just had to draw that cartoon, you know, showing the Prophet. The cartoon I drew shows […]

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea! And ideas are bulletproof.”

In a post in 2008, I made note of how harassment of critics made it necessary for those protesting Scientology to protest as Anonymous, the hacker collective who has chosen their public visage to be a Guy Fawkes mask (as depicted in the comic V for Vendetta). All those reasons increase tenfold when such harassment […]