[Dare Obasanjo:DRM] How DRM Saved Us All From DRM
by M. David Peterson
It's still an immutable law of economics that high margins can only be supported by monopolies. As the monopolies erode (as they are now doing because of lowered economic barriers to entry in everything from recording and post-production to distribution), consumers have more choice, and they don't choose restrictions without benefits.
Close to the end of the third episode of The Matrix, Agent Smith, after "defeating" Neo, suddenly realizes that "this isn't how it ends." to then realize that what he has actually done is defeated himself.
Okay, so there's obviously more to the story than this, but if there are lessons to be learned by this exchange, at least one of them is this,
You don't *HAVE* to defeat evil. Evil will defeat itself.
That's not to say that we shouldn't continue to fight all of that in which is evil. Without a fight, "Evil" transforms itself into the status quo, or, in other words, without a fight, what was once considered evil becomes so ingrained into society that it is no longer seen as being evil, and instead, normal.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Article in NY Times on Why DRM is Evil
You speak sense.
|M. David Peterson