Two years ago, Chinese officials asked the US Embassy to stop tweeting
about pollution in Beijing on the grounds that the information was
“confusing” and could have “social consequences”,
a confidential US State Department cable made public by WikiLeaks.
Hm, so measurement can affect reputation and have social consequences….
Many of you are concerned as am I about our friend who
has been hauled into court in London and unfairly
maligned for the “crime” of distributing some government
communications that he got from an anonymous source.
I know our friend also has been a bit playful out of wedlock,
and even had a son that way, but I don’t see what that
has to do with the matter at hand.
Into what companies will the fabricator of this iniquity hereafter go with
an unembarrassed face, or with any semblance of the honest intrepidity
Men will watch him with a jealous eye &em; they will hide their papers from him,
and lock up their escritoires.
Having hitherto aspired after fame by his writings,
he will henceforth esteem it a libel to be called
a man of letters…