Lucas Weeks

He had made many pilgrims princes, though by nature they were beggars born…

Some Thoughts on Free Software

My technological needs are mainly served by Apple devices. I use a MacBook Pro and an iPhone just about every day for my professional and personal computing needs. However, for years I’ve considered abandoning my Apple devices and instead using devices that exclusively run free and/or open source software. I’ve spent more time than I care to admit considering what kind of hardware I would buy and what software I’d have to use to do my work. And I’ve done that because I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that the free software crowd is basically right: it’s really creepy to depend so entirely on a device that is at the same time so deeply personal and, ultimately, under someone else’s control. Read more →