February 7, 2018
The world lost a great man today. John Perry Barlow was a hero of mine. He wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and helped shape the internet and the freedoms therein. Though I never had the honor to meet him personally, he greatly shaped my views of the world. Rest in peace, John.
What follows is a reprinting of John’s famous principles for adult behavior. May his words echo forever, so that he can keep striving to make the world a better place, even in death.