Simon Fell's BlogToaster looks like fun.
1/1/02: What is DRM?
I just read Cringeley's article about Microsoft, DRM and operating systems. There's no doubt that Cringe has the story. The key word is foreclosure. That's what MS is doing with everything we hold dear. Their partners: the entertainment industry and the Bush administration each get something. MS gets to retain and develop their OS monopoly. This was the deal that the US govt made with MS, the invisible quid pro quo behind the deal where the people got nothing in return for letting MS off the hook for deleting the competition on the Web. People who installed XP thinking this wasn't something they needed to care about could wake up just about now and go get a copy of W2K and install it, and refuse to buy any new computers until this madness stops. Or welcome to the Gestapo of the Future -- the World Wide Thought Control Center, brought to you by Disney, Ashcroft and Gates.
Last year on this day, a survey asked: "Do you think Microsoft adds features to their operating system in order to eliminate competition?" 89 percent said Yes. (All the more terrifying when you realize that MS considers older versions of their own OS to be competition.)
Dean Landsman: "I quit smoking on April 15, 1978 at 5:20PM."
My iPod just played Dr Hook's Cover of the Rolling Stone for me. What a rocked out mindfreeing blow that'll get ya when you get yer picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Then another Doctor, with Rickie Lee Jones Making Whoopee. "Lotta shoes, lot of rice, the groom is nervous, he answers twice, it's really killing that he's so willing to making whoopee."
On a sad note, Daniel Case, a Bay Area investment banker, and brother of AOL's Steve Case, died of brain cancer at 44.
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