John Barlow

"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."

John Perry Barlow (3 October 1947 - 7 February 2018) - American poet and essayist, a cattle rancher, and a cyber-libertarian political activist who was associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also a lyricist for the Grateful Dead via Bob Weir and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation. He was Fellow Emeritus at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he had maintained an affiliation since 1998. The above tune -- "The Music Never Stopped" -- was co-written by Mr. Weir for The Dead and appeared on their album Blues For Allah (1975). He passed away in his sleep at the age of 70. RIP, Mr. Barlow.