Why not religion ? Stallman makes a decent prophet.
But very little actual profit.
Well then he won't make a very good religion...
The responses we see here are less nerd-like and more political.
so all kind of products trying to claim they're healthy while they're absolutely not isn't happening, and never has happened?
e-Cigarettes, for example.
I think the lack of market competition is a much bigger problem than marketing techniques. Customers can't "vote with their dollars" because their only two realistic options are 1. internet or 2. no internet.
So, yes, sometimes it's possible that an entity exists that is so big and important that losing it would harm far more people than its existence harms. Perhaps it *is* OK to keep that entity there, at least until some support is built around it so that the rest of the structure doesn't collapse when you finally do remove it. Recklessness is generally not a good answer to a complicated problem.
It's easy to throw around ideas of vengeance & justice on these kinds of situations, but the world is a complicated place, and sometimes what appears obvious and "common sense" is actually the most harmful thing you can do.
I don't blame misogyny for girls not getting into programming, because I don't think computer programming is necessarily characterized by social interaction.
I do. Look at the first post on this article for an example. For that matter, look at the first response to that post as well. Immediately, Slashdot readers (who we *used to* expect more from) objectified all of these women. Twice. Before anyone else could make a remotely educated comment.