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Re: Taoism of open source

Posted by: David A. Harding on September 30, 2007 04:34 PM
I had the same difficulty with that line. On consideration, I believe Mr. Chen is saying black powder, a form of gunpowder that originated in China, was used for blasting through mountanious terrain in construction of the American railroad system. More information on black powder may be found on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder#Black_powder

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