Jefferson’s Taper. A 200 year old perspective on the internet?

Chris Bolton writes about Thomas Jefferson and a discussion he had about the patent system, and his metaphor of lighting one taper from another.*

Jefferson’s Taper. A 200 year old perspective on the internet? by Chris Bolton.

*(which triggered the song “This little light of mine” to play in my head, so I looked on YouTube to find a recording I could share with you and found one by Bruce Springsteen).

 

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