aaronl at vitelus.com
Thu Jul 27 19:11:07 PDT 2000
Don, you seem to put most of your energy against evil
corparations. Corparations fuck people by destroying competition,
charging outrageous fees, and buying legislation. Bad governments are
often worse. Governements fuck people by allowing corruption,
repressing freedoms, allowing stupid things to be patented, and
destroying cities with bombs. It's NOT about Napster, just as the
whole DeCSS issue has approximately nothing to do with whether you
want to watch DVD's or not. The RIAA is definately an evil
corparation, and if you want to take a side on this issue it's hard
not to mention Napster, since that's the other party in the
battle. Stay out of it because you don't like either party and you're
turning your back to a big social responsibility of preserving freedom.
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 11:15:43AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Napster this, Napster that, if I hear one more goddamn thing about
> Napster I'm going to shit. Fucking proprietary software company
> hogging bandwidth and shit. Like Pointcast but with shitty music.
> Fuckers. Die die die. I'm gonna buy me a Metallica shirt to wear
> to Linuxworld even though I haven't heard any Metallica since,
> like, 1990.
> On a more pleasant topic (is pleasant even on-topic for this list?)
> "LookSmart pays portals to use its service" since they have
> been out-competed into oblivion by the Open Directory Project:
> Before we "All Hail The Open Directory Project" let's give thanks that
> there still are dumbass money-wasting dot-coms out there to laugh at.
> "Our old business model was to get people to pay us for our service. Our
> new business model is to pay people to use our service." Stop reading
> all your "dumb manager" comix right now, because dumb people in reality
> are always going to be better than fictional dumb people made up by
> smart or medium-smart people.
> But I said we were going to all hail the Open Directory Project, so all
> together now, "All Hail the Open Directory Project!" and especially the
> category "Computers: Data Formats: Graphics: 2D: GIF" which you may
> peruse at: http://dmoz.org/Computers/Data_Formats/Graphics/2D/GIF/
> Don Marti No haiku patents
> dmarti at zgp.org means I've no incentive to
> whois DM683 Software patent reform now: http://burnallgifs.org/
> CrackMonkey: Non-sequitur arguments and ad-hominem personal attacks
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