Passeava eu por ali…

…quando no blog dos senhores de Princeton, encontrei esta citação de Thomas Jefferson:

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.

Como diziam os Romanos: “mortui vivos docent”. Agora falta saber se os vivos conseguem aprender a lição…

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