Tom Lehrer is mathematician who wrote a bunch of satirical songs back in the 50s and 60s.

Towards the end of October, he put all of his songs into the public domain.

This means that anyone can use them for any purpose whatsoever without anyone's permission and without paying anything.

This is fantastic news and more songwriters should do this.

I don't know how to predict the broader implications of this development. It could seriously alter the course of human history.

In the meantime, however, I'm doing more meditation classes.

The next one is tomorrow at 12:00 PM EST. The topic is “Meditation for Extremely Intelligent Overthinkers”. You can sign up here.

You might also expect a performance of at least one of his songs by me in the future.

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