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Re: [vox] Open Source on Marketplace (PRI radio show)
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Re: [vox] Open Source on Marketplace (PRI radio show)

Of corse, wasn't is Ben Franklin who wanted our country's mascot to be a
turkey instead of a bald eagle?

Hmm. Maybe a turkey would be more appropriate now that I think about it.



Bill Kendrick said:
> I was listening to Marketplace (which plays on KXJZ at 6:30pm weekdays;
> http://www.marketplace.org/ ) and at one point they were talking about
> an upcoming PBS show on Benjamin Franklin.  They briefly spoke with one
> Mr. Walter Isaacson, chairman and CEO of CNN [*], as he also happens to
> be writing a book on Franklin.
> At one point, Isaacson mentioned that Franklin never sought any patents
> on what he invented.  To my surprise [**], Marketplace's host, David
> Brancaccio, pointed out the similarity between that and the Open Source
> movement. Isaacson responded "Yes!", and stated that if Franklin were
> alive today, he'd probably be very much part of that movement. :^)
> Pretty neat. :^)
> -bill!
> [*] I believe.  He's _something_ at CNN.  Best I can find Google'ing is
> that
>     he _was_ fairly recently.
> [**] Maybe I'm thinking like it's 1999, and nobody knows what
>      Lie-nicks is. ;^)  I guess it's hard to get used to.
>      We, the Open Source community, really _are_ famous and important
> and note-worthy.  Woo-hoo!
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