Musings on ‘Networked Society’

My New Phone Support Benchmark

In this networked day and age, we only realize how much we depend on our numerous technical gadgets when they fail. Thankfully, telephone hotline support is just a few digits away, and we have all come to love the competent, patient, and friendly support folks at the other end whose main goal in life is […]

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Who Are They Fooling?

When, in one of my first posts, I commented on DRM in general, and Sony’s XCP disaster in particular, I also wrote this about DVD region codes: [W]hy can’t I play a DVD I honestly bought in the US on my DVD player here in Europe? Oh, wait, I can: I just need to buy […]

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seriously DisRespecting Music-buyers

Sony’s recent attempt of establishing a highly invasive DRM technology just provides another example of what is wrong with the whole concept of DRM.

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