Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Every now and then (or, actually, rather often) you come across a story which once again exemplifies why governments should keep their paws off anything remotely related to technology. It seems that not knowing anything about technology is one of the prime reasons why governments the world over fail so spectacularly when it comes to technology-related lawmaking. The latest in the series? France. My southern neighbours (I never acknowledged Belgian independence) are thinking about extending their piracy levy, normally found on CD-Rs and mp3-players and such, to cover tablet computers as well. However, tablet computers running Windows are exempt.
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RE: Unstable equilibriums
by bnolsen on Wed 29th Dec 2010 15:32 UTC in reply to "Unstable equilibriums"
bnolsen
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The government may be pressured but at least it isn't the government. If the government has a lot of power and it corrupts the only recourse is revolution or national separation. A free market system seems to have the most builtin restraints. As always any good system can be destroyed by people with poor integrety.

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