Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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"Completely open consumer devices only lead to piracy" - bullshit.

.. About as valid as "the colour green causes cancer". To be truly accurate, it's copyright infringement not piracy. And open systems still don't cause it any more than closed systems have managed to stop it. (it's on the rise except in music where the removal of DRM has actually reduced piracy and improved profits)

"Most users in fact support locking down consumer devices since most of them are against pirates"

Most people believe what marketing tells them. There believing that open systems inherently lead to copyright infringement doesn't make it so though RIAA has put a lot of money into repeating that falsehood.

And, what exactly does gaming on Linux based systems have to do with how much access one has to there own purchased items?

"consumer entertainment devices not toy unix boxes" - like Tivo and the bazillion other consumer devices and gadgets that happen to use a Linux platform.

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