Get the facts of DRM, don’t buy CRAP

Did you think Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) can be good for society? If that’s your opinion, you better start looking at facts. Ars Technica reports that Some Kindle users are angry because Amazon blocked them from their Kindle accounts, thereby blocking them from accessing their already-purchased media. Even if these stories are exaggerated, they once…

Openness is a value

Doc Searls asks on LJ: What if Yahoo’s main value isn’t its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft? Right… what if? I don’t think that today’s Microsoft understand the value of openness. But (possible) new Microsoft starting in June probably will. We’ll have…