||[Apr. 5th, 2004|12:00 am]
First, read this:|
Everything they say sounds respectable until you get to the last line:
INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE.
I thought people only said that joking around, or talking about open source (or both). But when you're talking about removing DRM from audio files I think your sales pitch should stick to discussing fair use, and steer away from hippie "information wants to be free!" crap.
You mean strings of 1's and 0's don't have hopes, dreams, and ambitions?
2004-04-05 01:43 am (UTC)
The generous interpretation is that "information wants to be free" in the same way that "nature abhors a vaccuum." I think it's a useful concept in that sense, but of course most people who say it mean it in the sense of "the world owes me lunch."
2004-04-05 02:39 am (UTC)
That Hippie Information
If you try to make money off Informations poor sweaty back, the angels cry.
so they have an agenda. if it produces software you want to use, is that really so bad?
BRADLY I KNOW WHERE U WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I KNOW WHAT YOUR LINE OF WORK IS
IF THIS CONTINUES THIS WAY I WILL
Ah ah ah! I am not the only one to be obsessed with brad
heh that's always bothered me too...
whenever i encounter anyone spouting that-
i usually say "you're right, it does!
your SSN, your home address, your cell phone number, even what you do under the covers late at night- *all* that information wants to be free doesnt it!"
And then the clincher is they then license it with the GPL.
"INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE(*)"
*except for commercial use