Information wants to be free

A reminder of a constant truth, oft forgotten by those who trade in information and especially by those who are more interested in money than value. Five short, succinct paragraphs of which none stand out above the rest, but I feel there should be some quotation. Make sure to read the other four.

The phrase is not a statement that information should be free. It’s not a statement that sharing information is an intrinsic good. It’s also not saying it’s impossible to keep information not-free. Just difficult.