Friday, October 31, 2003

I have nothing to say.

Monday, October 27, 2003

"If you do not accept the terms of the license agreement..."

Then what? How many people have a choice? How can an agreement hold if one side has no choice? Choice. So many people and organizations are moving deeper into technologies that provide no choice. Really too bad. How many people even read a license agreement? How many people know what is being done around the world to make them more enforceable?

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

I hate having a cold.

Friday, October 17, 2003

Time to invest in power generators or solar electricity. It is amazing how unreliable the grids are becoming around the world. I'd love to be off grid.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

OpenOffice.org has come a long way. Check it out.

Monday, October 06, 2003

It is a real shame that we use only a small portion of what our software can do. I am not sure that much of our new technology gives us any efficiency boost. Companies are bleeding money trying to buy the latest, but most employees don't use any more features of their word processor than they did back in WordStar for DOS. Why do I have to take cuts in benefits while higher-ups complain about not having the latest animations in PowerPoint 2002? I guess marketing is more powerful than one expects.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

How do we get people to care about freedom in the digital age? Most people don't care, they just want "it" to work. How do we get the general public to see the long term effects of builidng their life around proprietary protocols and formats? Ok, I think a million people out there are asking this question, so this blog entry seems so overdone. Why do I care? Why shouldn't I just let the uninformed march to their digital prisons? This will eventually effect me. At what point will I be required to use a particular piece of software to play an audio CD? At what point will I have to use a particular browser to register a car or pay taxes?

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