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Maker Robert Baruch posted this fun little ditty on Google+, “The Maker’s Bill of Rights,” in Latin. Why? Because everything sounds cooler in Latin.


* Indices significantes et certi partium includendi sunt.
* Tegimines facile aperire oportet.
* Pilas electricas reponi posse oportet.
* Instrumenta praecipua licent dumtaxat damnabiliter bona est ratio.
* Nefas est instrumentis pretiosis praecipuis vendendis lucrum facere, et nefas magis est instrumenta praecipua praesto esse non facere.
* Bonae sunt cochleae Torx; raro, securitatis.
* Non greges totos sed elementa reponi posse oportet.
* Partes consumendas, ut fusiles et cola, esse facile patentes oportet.
* Circuitús impressi annotandi sunt.
* Bonum est vim ex USB dare; malum, ex adaptatore praecipuo.
* Omnis coniunctio omnium connectatorum normae electricorum definienda est.
* Facile claudere, facile aperire.
* Cochleae melior quam glutenes.
* Documenta et programmaturas gubernandas nexum perpetuum habere et apud perpetuo poni oportet.
* Facile reparare esse exemplarem consilii, non cogitationem posteriorem oportet.
* Mensura metrica aut, non et, Anglica.
* Diagrammae electricae includendi sunt.

makersbill350 The Maker's Bill of Rights    in Latin
Click here for ye ol’ English version [PDF]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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