Re: Re: Re: I know it's not a popular view here, but...
Take a second look at the main article. You point to the problem yourself "No Flash, iDevices, Silverlight" the problem with adding DRM to HTML5 is that it starts out as a separate component that will likely not be implemented on all platforms.
As a web designer you should know full well what a pain in the ass it is to code for different clients (browsers) that implement things differently, or in some instances do not even offer support for what you as a web designer want to do.
So if you have an insane boss that insists that you code for all possible clients (even for the 80 year old guy using win95) you end up with a web page that looks like an early 90's homepage with flaming skulls as your banners.
Adding DRM to HTML5 should be resisted on this basis alone.
The arguments Lanier makes remind me of an old statistical correlation fallacy: If we plot on a graph the frequency of ice cream sales to the frequency of rapes over time we see that ice cream sales cause rape because as the frequency of rape goes up so do ice cream sales. These graphs match so the conclusion is of course: ice cream sales cause rape.
Reality is that the frequency of rape increases as the weather gets warmer and not surprisingly ice cream sales do as well. Correlation does not prove causality.
Lanier’s claims are even more convoluted. Perhaps he wrote this during a full moon so he could claim lunacy when confronted with the facts.
That is right. Class B misdemeanor for speeding.
Same class of crime if you beat your dog to death. Just as serious.
In other words if an officer doesn’t like you he can arrest you and incarcerate you for speeding because in Utah speeding is a crime.
Wake up America, you are One Nation Under Arrest.
Eye Doctors Make Profit From Extreme Markup on Frames and Lenses
I live in Utah where 1-800-CONTACTS is based. I have some software developer friends who work at 1-800-CONTACTS. The last time I spoke with them they were whining that to send people lenses or glasses they needed a prescription.
“It’s not like we’re talking about narcotics here. It’s lenses and glasses.”
Re: Have enough power and wealth and the rules no longer apply.
Yes in the dark ages things were much more simple.
There was basically a caste system where a middle class did not exist.
From my point of view as an American that realizes that America is no longer a representative republic, and is now an oligarchy; I contend that we are headed back into the dark ages again with monarchs, serfs and peasants.
Why are we suprised? Team Prenda so far hasn't so much as had their backsides spanked. They are hiding behind the 5th right now.
So why not keep on making money the same way they have been? Just because they are remaining silent to not incriminate themselves doesn't mean they are doing anything criminal. Right???