[FoRK] Who Else Ordered an AppleTV?
<K-Elliott at wiu.edu> on
Thu Jan 25 13:18:23 PST 2007
At 8:37 -0800 on 1/25/07, Tom Higgins wrote:
>On 25 Jan 2007 02:49:50 -0800, Kevin Elliott <K-Elliott at wiu.edu> wrote:
>> iTunes- it'll do all the work. Really, all the DRM whining about
>> Apple is just silly in my book- they've delivered the most sensible
>> system I can imagine the studio's approving, AND they've given you
>> all the tools to completely strip all that DRM for minimal cost.
>This is such a horribly crafted argument it begs the question, was it
>thought out or perhaps generated by some relic of a hypercard program?
Was yours generated by a csh script running on GNU/HURD? Really, is
the silly name calling necessary?
>You state that the Problem of DRM is No Problem because the DRM can be
>stripped away. First year debate team members would be happy to
>publicly pants you for this bit of slobism.
Oh please. I said "they've delivered the most sensible system I can
imagine the studio's approving". Then I said "they've given you all
the tools to completely strip all that DRM for minimal cost". I
think that's a pretty big accomplishment. It's not like everything
before Apple was some paradise. I think Apple deserves credit for
getting the studios to buy into something that isn't completely
>"Oh the police state aint so bad, all you need to do is break the laws
>and get around the coppers on the beat and you can do whatever you
>want" which in this case is listen to music you purchased. Yea ok so
>for those who are still in the haze about the reality of that whole
>megilah please go read http://downhillbattle.com/itunes/ to start and
>these just being the two that come to mind.
I agree that the world would be a more prefect place if DRM didn't
exist, the moon we're made of cheese, and I got laid a lot more
often. We don't live in that world. In this world, I think Apple
has delivered a solution better than anybody else. Am I wrong?
i propose the following- I want to buy the #1 single legally, and I
want to do so completely online because I'm lazy and impatient. I'm
eager to get my groove on. Today that single appears to be
"Irreplaceable" by Beyonce. I want to end up with an mp3 of that
file. I submit that today, the simplest and best way to do so is
using iTunes. If your a zealot you can scream and whine about Apple
being a "police state", but from everything I've seen and heard,
their a heck of a lot nicer than the competition. But if I'm wrong,
I'd love to hear who I should be buying my online music from instead.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
Kevin Elliott <mailto:kelliott at mac.com>
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