Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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RE[7]: Flawed analogy
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 19:40 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Flawed analogy"
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

I don't. The dictionary does that for me.

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RE[8]: Flawed analogy
by WereCatf on Tue 8th Mar 2011 20:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Flawed analogy"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't. The dictionary does that for me.


What a useless comment when you're the one claiming microchips aren't complex. Well, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/complex tells us that 'complex' is:

–adjective
1.
composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite: a complex highway system.
2.
characterized by a very complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.: complex machinery.
3.
so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with: a complex problem.
4.
Grammar .
a.
(of a word) consisting of two parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form -ish.
b.
complex sentence.
5.
Mathematics . pertaining to or using complex numbers: complex methods; complex vector space.


Fits quite perfectly to microchips.

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RE[9]: Flawed analogy
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 22:16 in reply to "RE[8]: Flawed analogy"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I didn't say they weren't complex. I said what you described involved higher monetary costs and difficulty than software development, with no explicit nor implied increase in complexity.

Thank you for posting what anyone could have looked up.

That is to say: "...and?"

Edited 2011-03-08 22:18 UTC

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