Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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RE[2]: Ummm ...
by Lennie on Fri 15th Jul 2011 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Ummm ..."
Lennie
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2007-09-22

"terrorism is not about killing people or making casualties. It's about scaring the crap out of your enemy."

Just today I read an article which was trying to make the point that the IRA made a lot more progress by not making casualties, but hitting financial centers like in London.

While fear might sound like a good idea to a potential terrorist, it turns out it isn't the way to get to your goal.

Anyway... waaaay off topic

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RE[3]: Ummm ...
by bhtooefr on Sat 16th Jul 2011 21:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Ummm ..."
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

Well, if your goal is to cripple a country, or better yet, get it to turn against its own values, fear actually works quite well. See: the US, in "a post 9/11 world".

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