“Dread Pirate Roberts is one of the new ones,…


“Dread Pirate Roberts is one of the new ones, folks. I mean those strange guys who are colossal on the Internet, while simultaneously crammed and repressed into tiny physical niches.
Technically speaking, the Silk Road is very Captain Nemo and the...

“Dread Pirate Roberts is one of the new ones, folks. I mean those strange guys who are colossal on the Internet, while simultaneously crammed and repressed into tiny physical niches.

Technically speaking, the Silk Road is very Captain Nemo and the Nautilus: it’s a weird, powerful, secretive machine, manned by a silent crew of nameless and faceless coder loyalists who were somehow recruited from BitCoin chat sites. Politically speaking, though, the Silk Road is an entirely modern emanation of drop-the-hammer, right-wing Texan radicalism”

(via Dread Pirate Nemo — Geek Empire — Medium)

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