Dude, You’re Harshing My Mellow
Mike of Feces Flinging Monkey reports on Digital Rights Management and The End Of The Universe and I’m afraid he’s completely and totally right. Bummer quote:
Tomorrow’s computer will not be a general purpose computer like the one you have now. Currently, you can buy any sort of device that anyone cares to build – say, a device for copying CDs, or a device for scanning copyrighted works – and you can go ahead and connect it to your own computer without anybody’s permission. Tomorrow’s computer won’t work like that. Tomorrow’s computer won’t mount a device unless the device driver is digitally signed, and that signature is only available to devices that meet the standards of the signer.
I figured it was too good to last.