[FoRK] kindle?

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Wed Feb 11 13:14:07 PST 2009


Yeah, Eugen nailed it. My problem is not bits (now that music is
DRM-free, I buy it online regularly) but bit ownership.

Luis

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 09:52:40PM +0100, Koen Holtman wrote:
>
>> You are not crazy, you are a mammal.  At the deep levels of your brain,
>
> You mean, it would help if you were a parcel tongue native speaker?
>
>> where the happy is made, bunches of atoms are a native class.  Bunches of
>> bits are not.  Complex legal agreements with internet vendors that give
>> you access rights to bunches of bits for some undefined time while the
>> vendor lives are definately not.
>
> If the vendor is a legal construct, and tends to die at the drop of
> a hat the promise turns out pretty ephemeral. People are not stupid.
> Which why DRM healthy looks not.
>
>> If you want feel happy about being the new owner of something, it is much
>
> If you want to feel happy by virtue being in direct control of your bits
> or atoms, it is much easier when no external agency (which will die, or
> extort you, or strangle your cat) is involved.
>
>> easier if atoms are involved.
>
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