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Comment: Re:Timing,,, (Score 1) 1017 1017

The chances are

1. he actually did it
2. this is a plot by US officials to get him
3. someone wants to make US officials seem sheer idiots making such ludicrous plots
4. someone wants to make someone against US look bad because everything under point 3 all is too ridiculous to be taken seriously
5. someone wants someone else look like plotting like in point 4
etc. going on basically switching 3 and 4...

If I had to guess, I'd say the correct answer is 11. or maybe 23.

+ - The Next Wave?->

cedarhillbilly writes: From my perspective as a non-developer, Matt Asay consistently delivers way more insight into the emerging digital culture than anyone I customarily read. Today's essay in the Register takes on Google Wave from the perspective of visionary change versus incremental change and suggests that visionaries should be transforming the todayness of our lives rather than leapfrogging. Wondering if Google sensed this when they famously said they were worried about having too many geniuses http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/02/google_hiring_practrices/ Asay re-makes the point that the open source development model necessarily builds on a community of contributors and users and not the mad scientist in an ivory tower.
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Comment: Re:"Cause I'm the only judge of what is proper"... (Score 2, Interesting) 212 212

RIAA and the industry behind it are bound to vanish soon, so they have nothing to lose anymore and they can use any means they wish to gain small wins before the destruction. The problem is that the stupid laws they push will bug people for decades after the nowadays media industry has been buried and forgotten.

Almost every dying meme or institution works in a same aggressive and self-destructing way. Look at the news.

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