Historical Incidences, etc

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Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive proliferation of books, and thus knowledge, laid the foundation for the country's industrial might. http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,710976,00.html

Public Information Infrastructure http://www.slideshare.net/pmpiii/public-information-infrastructure-4560021

Open source's ardent admirers take but don't give • The Register Forums http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/08/13/open_source_numbers/

  • State of food

Taravani [1] Methods loosing to Products

"A society that controls will be controlled"?

The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity's ability to develop technology and build civilization [2]

  • Escapism

soma..; vacuous escapism which makes people comfortable with their lack of freedom [3]

soma and the art of devotion [4]

Information Technology and Food, Health and Livelihood Security in an Era of Climate Change [5]

It unites as much as it divides. It could be controversial enough to create national outrage, or it could be the everyday routine that is not important enough to be discussed. [6]