John Perry Barlow

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: John Perry Barlow

in Internet Hall of Fame 2013

My great­est hope, and the thing I’ve been work­ing for most of my life now, is that it will real­ize itself as being some­thing that makes it pos­si­ble for any­body to know any­thing that they’re capa­ble of know­ing. Which I think is a won­der­ful thought. Or that it will make it pos­si­ble for any­body that has some­thing impor­tant that oth­er peo­ple should hear to say it, with­out any fear of being shut up or coerced or that sort of thing. 

John Perry Barlow’s Usenix 1994 Keynote Address

in Usenix Conference 1994

I hon­est­ly believe with­out hyper­bole that peo­ple in this room are doing things which will change the world more than any­thing since the cap­ture of fire, in terms of what it is to be a human being. And I’ll jus­ti­fy that very broad state­ment here as I go along.

John Perry Barlow’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2013

I’m very deeply hon­ored, sur­prised, and grat­i­fied. I am a mem­ber of anoth­er hall of fame, which is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and let me tell you there’s a lot more nar­cis­sism involved.