Really, I don't understand how paper money still exists.
Next time you're at the grocery store waiting in a line that takes longer to get through than the drive home, look at the front of the line and you'll either see somebody writing a check or counting out bills and coins.
This is about the fact that someone exposed the fact that they are wasting money in a highly incompetent manner.
Actually the government is quite competent at wasting money!
If people found out what the companies were trying to force down our throats, there'd be an uprising.
You couldn't find enough people with an attention span long enough to rise against anything. If they found out about this they'd be upset until the next thing flashed on their TV screens.
If you want to fight their closedness, you first have to make your open systems appealing and easy to use. Get a clue, people.
When people defend FOSS defects with statements like, "if you don't like it, don't use it" or, "if you don't like it, make it better" I wish they'd consider the quoted statement first. Every alienated user that makes his way to Apple is one less user buying the hardware you want to buy. And once it's no longer worthwhile for manufacturers to make that hardware you're shit out of luck unless you plan on porting your favorite open OS to the TI calculator.
"No matter where you go, there you are..." -- Buckaroo Banzai