Saturday, September 27, 2008

There are some things that won't change.

Do you agree with this article ? Or like me, do you get an awful sense of deja vu?  Like, remembering the furore and hooha about - well, lemme see - oh yeah, um gopher and ftp - no-one would care about IP rights any more, civilisation was going to end, yada yada.  The World Wide Web - no-one would care about IP rights any more, civilisation was going to end, yada yada.  Music and file peer networks - no-one would care about IP rights any more, civilisation was going to end, yada yada.

Now it's the turn of VR (the technology of which, by the way, has been around since VRML standards were first laid down before the Internet had really opened its doors to the public.  Now all of a sudden there's the same crap, again.

"What's that thing?" 
"Ugh.  M-kalak made it, he calls it the World Wide Wheel.  It lets you carry big stuff all by yourself, easily."
"Oh great - soon no-one care about hunting rights any more, civilisation gonna end, yada yada.  Hey did I just invent 'yada yada?'"
"Ugh, yeah.  8 - ) <- (smiley face.)  Oh ugh!  Now I gone and invented SFSF .  Ugh!  And acronyms!"

No shit hey?  Whenever anyone invents something, someone will use it for evil?  Where did you ever get that idea from?  And it's up to us as individuals to make sure we don't get evilled?  What a radical idea!  You mean, like, we need to look out for ourselves, no Government nannies to intervene for us?  G'wan, get outta here!

:UPDATE: Seems that maybe VR insecurities are the least, and least relevant,  of the problems that face IT departments and companies today.  Some people just have no respect for IP rights, civilisation's gonna end, yada yada.  

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