John Perry Barlow on Tue, 3 Jun 1997 02:54:04 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> Piran / Zero Work

Personally, I have never had a job in the formal sense of the word and I
hope never to have one.

On the other hand, I hope to go on "working" until the day I drop dead.

I spent the morning with Peter Drucker, who, at 90, is still producing
wonderfully clear and mind-altering perceptions of social and business

I can't think of anything I'd like better than to resemble him at that age
to the extent that my own more modest powers of insight will allow.

The point, as I said before, is to eliminate the weird Industrial Era
distinction between work and the rest of your life. Done right, it's all a
form of play.


John Perry

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has to leave.
                                  -- Ernest Hemingway

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