Vista, DRM and the slow suicide

As you already know, I don’t like DRM. It seems like the next version of Windows will be full of it. Full of DRM and huge amounts of technology that is supposed to make it more “secure”. Or, to put it straight: limit you and what you can do with your computer. Cory Doctorow is a clever writer and again he has put some words on the situation:

Vista is a disaster. Microsoft is so desperate to get the entertainment industry locked into its platform that they’ll destroy themselves to get there. This is an operating system that, when idle, will have to check itself every 30 microseconds to make sure nothing is still happening, and no hackers are attacking it.

It acts like an unmedicated paranoid.

Well, time will show if this unmedicated paranoid will kill Microsoft like Sony’s content strategy nearly has killed them.

Vista, DRM and the slow suicide

Sony ripping off my idea

Possibly not, but four years ago I travelled through Alsace in France with a digital camera and a Garmin GPS. After the trip I matched the time stamps in the GPS track with the time stamps of the images from my camera. Giving me a pretty exact position of where all my pictures where taken. By using some software I was also able to place all the pictures on a map.

I documented this here more than a year ago.

Now Sony has made a device that does exactly this. Cool! I should have been working for Sony… :-)

(Thanks, Dr. Strømme)

Sony ripping off my idea