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Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2010 at 1:46 am

When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with “unauthorized computer trespassing.” That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, “On whose computer did he trespass?” The prosecutor’s answer: “his own.”

If that doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, you can stop reading now.

When I was growing up, “trespassing” was something you could only do to other people’s computers. But let’s set that aside and come back to it.

closed systems are great for capital, open systems are necessary for a healthy ecosystem and ultimately, for life.

Seems like we’ve got some choices to make about the extent to which our economy supports long-range health and viability over short range profits.