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Comment Re:Not sure this is the best idea (Score 1) 62

Oh I wish I had mod-points.

This is kind of why it's a good thing. At least this issue is getting some more news coverage now, so people know about it enough to get upset about it. It's the people's opinion that the Gillard govt. is reacting so strongly to, well that and other third party interests... but I bet at the moment they are more interested in being popular than anything else.

At least this kind of activity puts a question in the layman’s mind. "Hrmmm maybe this data retention thingy isn't such a good idea after all. I don't want my neighbours to know I'm looking at midget porn"

Comment Re:Users will hate it. [depending] (Score 1) 348

Unless Microsoft just drop all but the most uncomplicated software that is... There is probably a lot more money is selling people 'Windows Tablet 8' software than letting them run Office XP anyway. You're right though, to gain any market share there will need to be some great advantage like running legacy software.

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?

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