“As a huge fan of Ayn Rand’s short novel Anthem, the liberation of the light bulb means so much to me.”
Someone asked me the other day what personal freedoms I had lost. I didn’t have a list at hand, so I responded by explaining how the loss of liberty has translated in my life into a specific loss of wealth. I could just as well have explained that I lost the personal freedom to use the perfectly good lightbulbs of my choosing.
It literally amounts to the same thing, as the link details.