Thursday, October 01, 2009
Don't Copy That Floppy!
In 1992 they told us that copying floppies would lead to the end of the computer age. It was BS then and it's BS now. I'm happy to pay for good software and to keep my programs legal, but don't lie to me about why I should do so.
Now they are trying the same stunt again, but please explain to me how copying free software hurts the industry? I make some of my best programs available for free, and I'm busier than ever. Companies like "News Corporation" (did you see their ad in the video?) are complaining about losing money by having free web sites. Why then do they even bother with web sites if they are so unprofitable? If they can't sell ads on their web sites then their content must really suck.
It's ironic that these videos are available online for free. Shouldn't they be charging me to watch it? They could go out of business!