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Re: Richard Stallman's comment on Steve Jobs' death

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____/ Steve Carroll on Tuesday 18 Oct 2011 19:26 : \____

> On Oct 18, 11:16 am, JEDIDIAH <j...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2011-10-07, Steve Carroll <fretwiz...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Oct 7, 3:41 am, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> "Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to
>> >> sever fools from their freedom
>> > His opinion and he's entitled to it... but I consider this to be a
>> > myopic, self focused viewpoint that would make no sense at all to the
>> > average person. For one thing... we're merely talking about products
>> > here, like any other kinds of products... you either buy them or you
>> > don't. Period.... and "fools" don't enter into it.  A few points to
>> > consider while pondering Stallman's version of a quip:
>> > Jobs had no control over any other hardware or software a person may
>> > own concurrently with that  sold by Apple so the freedom issue is
>> > ludicrous, a total non-starter.
>> Not true.
>> As soon as Apple brand DRM enters the mix, a person's choices are
>> immediately limited.
> Wrong... Apple did not do that alone, therefore, Jobs (alone) did not
> have the control you're trying to put solely into his hands.
>> There will be an exit cost associated with leaving
>> the ecosystem.
> Cost wasn't the issue.
> The real world works this way: You want more freedom, the cost is
> higher than having less freedom... in blood, money, effort, etc.
>  [deletia]

Jobs had financial interests also in Hollywood, i.e. the copyright 
cartel. His DRM moves make financial sense.

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