Ahhh, the reduction to absurdity. A popular anti-patent argument here on Slashdot. Intellectually bankrupt, but popular.
It's a simple, although logic-free, line of reasoning
Software is easy to copy, therefore the entitlement generation and their antecedents in thought process from prior generations feel like they should be allowed to take whatever they want for free. The justification for this desire is that their personal greed is more compelling than the greed of others.
At least this is what I've gathered from seriously querying various Slashdotters over the last 10 years. Every single answer led to that justification. Those with a modicum of cleverness dressed it up in the "benefit to society" clothing, and those who didn't really pay attention to what they were saying touted it as "innovation." That last one always makes me laugh - clearly it's the height of innovation to take something someone else made without recompense.
A bunch of nerds on a nerdsite ripping things apart for not being popular enough. And then, if that weren't enough, offering opinions on how to make things popular.
Be still, my gaping laugh hole.
jokes don't get funnier the more you tell them.
You obviously aren't very familiar with Slashdot. Or the Internet, for that matter.
Kids today also think they invented the blowjob
It's a real shame people have to be competitive. Life would be so much better if those of us who are productive in more than a "stock-the-cooler, flip-the-burger, greet-people-at-walmart" sense were forced to provide a comfortable lifestyle for everyone else. After all, being entertained is the most important thing after whining about how it's not fair that you somehow have to be competitive.
I don't have any particular reason to shit on this, since I think it's pretty cool, but I want to be a Slashdot hipster so I hate this and the people who made it are stupid and this is nothing new and I'm sure someone here made this back in 1996 but kept it quiet because they aren't an attention whore.
I'm curious, how many people would be living in such splendid circumstances as we have without modern medicine?
Or maybe you're just being super subtle with sarcasm and I missed it.
Are you for real? How did this morass of misunderstanding get modded up?
You're not too good at that whole "analogy" thing, huh?
All the fools who offered mortgages on houses no one needed to people who couldn't afford them wrecked the economy. That was started long before Bush. It came on top of the recession caused by the collapse of the dotcom bubble, which people hasten to forget was an artifact of St Bill "do-no-wrong" Clinton.
Bush did a horrible job, no doubt... but you're ignorant if you think he singlehandedly wrecked the economy.
And I'm doubly a fan knowing that so many of you whiners hate it. Makes me feel like I must be doing something right.
I'm sure the dozens of extant Estonians are amazingly proud. The world, however, has barely noticed.
I guess "criminals raided by police on behest of victims" isn't really a news story, huh?
FIGHT THE POWER, Slashdot. Get us that free entertainment we so richly deserve!
I like that you append a smiley to the end. It's important to be proud to be a scumbag.
And I know, I know.. the real scumbags are the jerks trying to make money on entertainment. How dare they not give you everything you want for free!