aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Create Like It's 1790
Posted by dav at 2002 July 30 10:14 PM
File under: Thoughts

Lawrence Lessig' s keynote at OSCON 2002 last week prodcued a nice catch phrase: "Create like it's 1790" ...and now he's even got a nice gif for it.

Mr. Lessig is ceasing his speaking tour schedule to fight the good fight in Washington D.C.. He's leading the team of lawyers in the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act trial. After that he'll be concentrating on his new project the Creative Commons.

The 1790 thing refers to Lessig's statement about the state of copyright laws in 1790, which allowed a wonderful amount of freedom to artists at the time.

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