Great phrase. The bane of censors and the christian right.

All knowledge is good knowledge. That's why we are vaugely intrigued by the extreme and disgusting. Knowing is always better than ignorance, even if it's something you may not want to hear.

Rather than restricting information for moral reasons, todays censorship on things like Napster and DeCss makes it seem like this phrase may be modified by large corporations to some knowledge is too profitable to bear.

A very good line. As usual, people fail to make the distinction between information and how it is used. The case of the religious right decrying the corrupting influence of information is particularly ironic. Those same people that scream about personal accountability, and that guns don't kill people, people kill people have no problem claiming that rap lyrics are responsible for people shooting each other. How about "Information doesn't pirate software and music, people pirate software and music"?.

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