Re: The Freedom of Digital Information

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 14:15:45 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 7/28/00 11:15:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:<< his is all really basic stuff that's covered well by Friedman and
> others, so I won't elaborate more. >>
> If further clarification is needed; see The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by
> Robert A. Heinlein for the basic idea.

Heinlein only skims along this, in the scene where some girl and her bravos are
gonna throw the groundworm monarchist out the airlock, ostensibly for assuming
too much regarding the girl who he met in a bar, when Manny happens along, and
they elect to have him be the judge to give the guy a fair trial. Since the
bravos are pressing the charges, they have to pay for the jury and the judge.
The jury is recruited off the public hallways.

One of the jurors falls asleep, has his pay taken and booted off the jury. Manny
winds up letting the guy off and fining the bravos for wanting to off a new chum
who obviously didn't know what was what, as women, who are a severe minority on
the moon, call the shots.

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