Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Lock-em-in, Shake-em-down The particular economics of the software industry rewards companies who can lock their customers in and then shake them down for all their worth. Microsoft has perfected this tactic, and is extorting the City of Austin as well as corporate IT departments the world over. Of course, neither of these entities has a clue about how to use computers. This trick can even work for Unix.

Some sanity On a happier note, ICANN has been roundly critisized in a well researched paper, and even the Washington Post has denounced the DMCA. I honestly don't beleive this law will pass a consitutional challenge.


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