[FoRK] ITV - yawn..

Justin Mason < jm at jmason.org > on > Wed Sep 13 05:00:53 PDT 2006

I'm really hoping they _haven't_ screwed it up with the addition of DRM
and Apple-proprietary protocols, since I'd love to have a neat piece of
Apple hardware doing that job for me.  But if they have, it's not a big
deal -- my Mythbox provides a great viewing platform for DRM-free video
and music, so I'll just skip the Apple product entirely.


Luis Villa writes:
> I don't own an apple or an ipod, mostly because buying one would be a
> vote for DRM. So no protestation from this corner.
> Luis
> On 9/13/06, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok folks, lets not be  total consumer  addicts here. If they are
> > wrapping HD in DRM that makes it an experience akin to using
> > Winblows...then lets all just hoist a finger in the air and say FUCK
> > NO
> >
> > Oh im sorry, some here so hooked on the juice they will once again pay
> > the pusher man whatever they ask? DETOX mother fucker. Get on some 12
> > step machine find a savior kinda shizz and get your self freed.
> >
> > Free your tech and your ass will follow....and your wallet will stay
> > nearer you own damn butt rather than up the rimholed anus of the media
> > corporations that would make Paddy Chayefsky barf in amazement over.
> >
> > Speaking of Chayefsky, lets revisit once more the words of his that
> > still, and will always, rung true if not in the particular events but
> > in the total dead on tact we all need to take now.
> >
> > "You've got to say, "I'm a human being, goddamn it! My life has
> > value!" I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out
> > and yell: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this
> > anymore!" I want you to get mad. I don't want you to protest, I don't
> > want you to riot, I don't want you to write to your congressman,
> > because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what
> > to do about the depression, the inflation, the Russians, or the crime
> > in the streets. All I know is that first...You've got to get mad!"
> >
> > I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them
> > and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not
> > going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first,
> > you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and
> > I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do
> > about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first
> > get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and
> > yell, and say it: I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS
> >
> > Yeah, what he said.
> >
> > -tomhiggins
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