The Levellers, The Diggers, The Hackers, and The Builders

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My schooling of English history covered the 1066 invasion, then jumped to the Tudors, a smattering of the industrial revolution, a bit of the First World War, then a heavy focus on the Second World War whereupon, it seemed, history stopped. As far as I can recall, we learned nothing about the English Dissenters –…

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When is it better to ask permission than forgiveness?

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When I was a child, I prayed to God to send me a bicycle. The Priest told me God doesn’t work like that; so I stole a bicycle and prayed for forgiveness. Emo Philips (probably) There’s a noble tradition in hackerdom of finding creative ways around obstacles. My personal favourite expression of this desire to…

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