Yeah, I don’t think that we do normal
Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.
THIS IS FOR EVERYONE.
We cannot forget that a generation of hackers created something that they gave away to the world for free for everyone to use and we took that and spawned marvelous new art, economies, and communities.
TimBL could have patented the web browser, he could have licensed the web, he could be one of the richest men in the world. But instead, he thought maybe everyone should have equal and free access to it. Imagine how different the world would be if it weren’t for that decision.
I teared up a bit when they honored him in London yesterday.
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Hi, I’m John Green. New York Times best-selling author and Printz novelist.
The cover of The Fault in Our Stars, designed by Rodrigo Corral.