John Perry Barlow, Bard of the Internet, Dies at 70 | WIRED


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That was Barlow—whether you were a world-famous avatar of LSD, a stuffy CEO, or the Vice President of the United States, he would win you over with his affable demeanor, arresting observations, and a mordant take on the human condition. His rock and roll bona fides was only one strand of a web of myths he pulled out of his suede jacket like a well-rolled joint: cowboy, poet, romantic, family man, philosopher, and ultimately, the bard of the digital revolution. He was an influential voice and an intimate participant in the early days of Wired, a co-founder and spiritual inspiration for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the guy who promoted cyberspace as deftly as Steve Jobs hyped Apple. Barlow’s impact is such that even those who aren’t familiar with his name have long been grappling with his vision of the networked world, one where speech and creativity flow unfettered, and truth targets power with the speed of a bullet. Barlow was always on the move, and in email dispatches he sent to a voluminous mailing list of friends–“by that I mean those who would bail me out of jail,” he’d explain to the hundreds who fit that category–he’d share a complicated itinerary, along with his current location in “meatspace.” Despite his self-styled rambling man persona, he adored his three daughters, whom he dubbed the Barlowettes.
19 hours ago by sechilds
When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was…
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When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was…
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11 days ago by anatomatic
The co-writer of Grateful Dead hits fought for the internet's highest ideals and co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was also an unforgettable friend.
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11 days ago by mjb
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11 days ago by jaronoff
The co-writer of Grateful Dead hits fought for the internet's highest ideals and co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was also an unforgettable friend.
11 days ago by joeo10
My remembrance of @JPBarlow. So long, friend. https://t.co/Fm5PnqvoXy

— Steven Levy (@StevenLevy) February 8, 2018
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12 days ago by mathewi
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12 days ago by joegermuska
When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was…
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12 days ago by benny
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12 days ago by bhays
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12 days ago by brozena