Must read Shirky on SOPA and related silliness.

The key point for me: we will never run out of people who want general purpose computers which are crippled in some way or provide surveillance, people who want global networks that are crippled in some way or provide surveillance. We must stop them all.

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing – Boing Boing

This article is based on a keynote speech to the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin, Dec. 2011. General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to c…