NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, May 10, 2012

What's wrong with marketing software? Posted by Sean @ 13:02 GMT

Yesterday, I suggested that nonymous speech is vastly superior to anonymous DDoS attacks and other forms of censorship.

Today, I offer this "anti-piracy" PSA (circa 1988) as evidence to support my thesis:

What's wrong with marketing software?
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It's stuff like this that made me happy to buy Infocom's games. They asked nicely, and made their points with tongue-in-cheek humor. I still remember this joke 24 years later. DDoS attacks? They fade from memory quickly.

Internet activists (as well as today's media industry) would do well to learn from the past.