Policy: Geeks Bearing Gifts: Open Source Software and Its Enemies
Jun 24, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Gruen)
"Half way through Peter Weir's 'Witness' there is a barn
raising. As Maurice Jarre's synthesised monotones transform
themselves into a symphony, so the lives of those we see are
transmogrified into thing of simple and enduring utility, a
monument to the miracle of human co-operation and endeavour.
"Those viewers whose hearts have not turned to stone marvel at
what they see. They have one of those moments when they wonder why
life can't be more like this. Perhaps some contemplate how to make
it so. Then their reveries fade and they return once more to life
in its fallen state..."