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As RichardStallman says on http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/stallman-kth.html (1986):
- Now the spiritual harm that goes with this kind of material harm, is in the spirit of self-sufficiency. When a person spends a lot of time using a computer system, the configuration of that computer system becomes the city that he lives in. Just as the way our houses and furniture are laid out, determines what it's like for us to live among them, so that the computer system that we use, and if we can't change the computer system that we use to suit us, then our lives are really under the control of others. And a person who sees this becomes in a certain way demoralized: ``It's no use trying to change those things, they're always going to be bad. No point even hassling it. I'll just put in my time and ..... when it's over I'LL go away and try not to think about it any more''. That kind of spirit, that unenthusiasm is what results from not being permitted to make things better when you have feelings of public spirit.