The Sound of Copy Restrictions Crashing

We are no longer talking about shovelfuls of dirt on the coffin of computer-enforced copying restrictions; that sound you hear is the beep-beep-beep of the dump truck backing up to the grave site. —Rob PegoraroThe Sound of Copy Restrictions Crashing (Washintgon Post)

When I think about all the expensive engineering that Microsoft embedded into Vista, and how that cost is going to be passed on to consumers who didn’t want it and don’t need it… and when I think about what amazing things a fraction of that R & D money could have accomplished if it had been given to the open source community, it makes me want to… I dunno… go sharpen a pencil and draft my next syllabus on paper.

After I finish blogging for the evening.