The Future End of Classic Computing

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Date: Sun Mar 31 07:36:57 2002

Well, it looks like it might not go through quite so quickly. If it does,
I think I might get into the hoarding business and then 'illegally sell
unprotected equipment' after I move to Canada or something.

Anyhow, check out this on Wired:,1283,51425,00.html

If you're gonna try to create opposition to this, try to get your
non-technical friends involved. Watch what they say when you say 'after
this bill goes into effect, selling ANYTHING electronic you currently own
will be illegal.' I'm sure that'll turn the heads of just about anyone.

I'm just dreading the copy-proof kitchen. :)

-- Pat

On Sun, 31 Mar 2002, Philip Pemberton wrote:

> 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...
> Later.
> --
> Phil.
Received on Sun Mar 31 2002 - 07:36:57 BST

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