14 Dec '12, 12am

@steveklabnik curious to see if this entertains or antagonizes you

One of the big author names to drop in the 1990s, besides the cyberpunks, was Hakim Bey, a philosopher who wrote Pirate Utopias and The Temporary Autonomous Zone . Temporary autonomous zones empowered the kinder, gentler post-modern anarchist to create safe havens of sane behavior outside the restrictions of hegemonic societal control. The archetypal TAZ was a rave, a momentary bubble of peaceful anarchy, but other implementations existed (most obviously Burning Man and Usenet ). Another big author name to drop in the 1990s: the brilliant Benoit Mandelbrot , who remains more worth reading than almost anyone since Shakespeare. You can also find Upski 's name on that list too, but only in an alternate universe ruled by truth and light. If it seems maudlin for me to dredge up forgotten underground literary heroes, I have a reason. Anil Dash wrote a wonderful post dredging up ...

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