from the "Black Flame" book:
"Luigi Galleani (1861 - 1931)... added the point that the value of less tangible products, such as 'Pascal's theorem... Newton's law of gravitation, or... Marconi's wireless telegraphy' could scarcely be assessed, nor could the innovations of these men be separated from the ideas and discoveries of others."
what he's getting at is a recurring theme on this blabstand - one that i find to be immeasurably significant one at this juncture. this interconnectivity extends throughout so many orders of life, but we rarely consider it to be beyond commodification and exclusivity. (if it is considered at all.)
i mean, just think about how guarded the entire medical industry is.