[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Jun 9 18:25:01 CDT 2005

Thu, 09 Jun 2005 @ 06:59 -0400, Lionel Peterson said:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shirker" <shirker at mooli.org.uk>
> To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 6:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips
> > Now there's one more. I agree with the analyses already posted to this
> > list which went "it's all about the DRM", and to be honest I want to see
> > the entire Intel/DRM experiment blow up in Steve's face.
> I think the DRM issues won't be that big *for me*, as I burn my own music 
> from real CDs. That may change, bit for now, I don't pay to download my 
> music. As long as I can burn "clean" MP3s I'm good for now, and since the 
> software to do so already exists, I'd find it hard to believe that 
> capability will be going away anytime soon...
> As a concept, I hate CPU-bound DRM, but as a software professional, I have 
> to admit it has it's place. It is the use of it that can cause concern... 

As a softare professional, I don't see its place at all.

*NO* copy protection does anything except annoy and hinder legitimate

The pirates just work around it.

If DRM becomes foolproof somehow, then they'll also use it for
unethical/immoral actions.

I could do without digital music, but what are you going to say when
you must pay $0.10 every time your word processor starts, or your shell
launches a command?

What about when your perfectly working machine is EOLd and remotely
disabled to keep you from "doing irreparable harm to the corporation"?

*THAT* is what worries me about DRM.

It doesn't work for its stated purpose, period, end of story.

It's (mostly) unstated purposes could be horrible.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- [javalin: an unwieldy programming weapon used
to stab a software project through the heart until dead]

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