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A Song for the Spanish Anarchists by Sir Herbert Read

The golden lemon is not made but grows on a green tree : A strong man with his crystal eyes is a man born free.

Compliance and authority

‘Compliance and authority scale much better than freedom and responsibility’

Intrinsic motivation is the currency of the commons

‘Intrinsic motivation is the currency of the commons’

Morally significant without being good or bad

Something can be morally significant without necessarily being good or bad

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything

‘Plans are worthless, but planning is everything’ ‘But if you haven’t been planning you can’t start to work, intelligently at least’ — Dwight D. Eisenhower in a 1957 article by The New York Times

What programmers do

‘That’s what programmers do. They think of machines people might want to use, and figure out ways to describe those special machines to general machines-computers, that is.’