The Future End of Classic Computing

From: Philip Pemberton <>
Date: Sun Mar 31 03:09:56 2002

Jeffrey Sharp <> said:
> On Friday, March 29, 2002, Douglas H. Quebbeman wrote:
> >,1283,51274,00.html
> Suppose it *is* that bad. What are some good nations to immigrate to?
Well, I can imagine how the USA is going to end up...
- No more Linux coders from the USA - that would be a pretty big problem
given that a great deal of stuff for Linux was coded by Americans.
- No more home movies - Your Uncle Fred can't just send you his video of the
kids playing football - your VCR would refuse to play it
- No more DVDROM drives for computers (or CDROMs, or floppy drives, or RAM,
hard drives, etc) - could conceivably be used for infringement.
- Computer hoarders - people who bought loads of pre-SSSCA
Dell/Compaq/Toshiba/noname PCs and then started keeping them to themselves.
- Massive fines for nearly any computer programmer

Need I go on?

I think I'm going to stay in the UK for the time being. Otherwise, I'm
probably going to move to an island off the coast of India... Catch is my PC
would probably hate me for it...

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