Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 22:40 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Internet & Networking "John Perry Barlow - EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist, and, improbably, now a rancher - arrived in Paris and began tweeting up a storm from the e-G8 summit gathered there this week to discuss the future of the Internet." Incredible what Sarkozy is planning - how about he focus on the many problems in France the people there are actually suffering from?
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Very Probable
by shadowhand on Thu 26th May 2011 00:57 UTC
shadowhand
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...Grateful Dead lyricist, and, improbably, now a rancher...

Actually there is nothing improbable at all about moving from jam-band singer to EFF founder and rancher. Farming is one of the most necessary, satisfactory, and undervalued professions in the world.

Whether or not you are aware of it, Thom, you are propagating a stereotype about farming being a "hick" profession that is somehow irrational for intelligent people to pursue.

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