We are geeks, and we are proud to be.

We are rational; we understand cause and effect; we understand consequences; we understand loosely-coupled distributed self-organizing systems with multiple redundant communication channels.

We are a community, not individuals entirely subject to our employers’ whims. Our personal contacts make up the backbone of the world-wide GeekWeb.

The world we live in could not function without us. It would not exist without our intellectual forebears. We have power, to do or to not do. Together, we have ultimate power. An individual can be corrupted; a community of peers cannot. Our work demands honesty. We demand it of each other. Without a central command structure there is no one to corrupt.

With power comes responsibility. We are smarter than the plutocrats. We know that their agenda will drive the world to hell, and their wealth will not insulate them from the consequences. The world has been there before. The time will come when action is necessary. We will decide how to decide. We will know what to do.

Spread the word.

About the Author

Tony Williams

physics nerd -> software geek -> progressive activist trying to make the world a better place.

4 Responses to The Geek Manifesto

  1. edrie says:

    yes, in the coolness of a new day, we will know what to do, and we will not be led down the path of ignorance by so-called leaders.

  2. Causes and conditions lead to consequences. Shouting that global warming is a hoax does not make it so, except in a political sense. We will pay a terrible price for lack of foresight in that area alone, and there are many others.

    A return to rational thought after a bout of sensationalism and fanaticism? I approve.

  3. lambert says:

    Agreed on the p2p architecture, but how does one determine the number of peers in the network? (Modulo what I read as a slight whiff of techno-triumphalism in the “power” riffing.)

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