One who embarks on a project such as A Personal Dictionary can only be one who makes the results of those explorations accessible. Reading this book one will find that my borrowings and quotations (always noted) are integral not only to the text but to my thinking and… therefore, to my living. Open access as an ethic is crucial to this and to other similar endeavours. Practically speaking open access means (as quoted from The Public Library of Science): 



   The author and copyright holder grants to all users a free,
irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to
copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to
make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any

responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship,

as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for

their personal use.



I encourage everyone to resist the imperial urges inherent in creative explorations. The thought-paths you reveal should not lead to slave camps, and the thought-maps that result from your efforts should not become blueprints for prisons.




If you wish to use any material found here in A Personal Dictionary please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to be informed of your intentions for no other reason than I am interested in the entanglements that such things as this can engender.