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Comment Hacker Ethic (Score 2, Interesting) 628

The Hacker Ethic, as maintained by the CCC.

Access to computers - and anything which might teach you something about the way the world really works - should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
All information should be free.
Mistrust authority - promote decentralization.
Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
You can create art and beauty on a computer.
Computers can change your life for the better.
Don't litter other people's data.
Make public data available, protect private data.

Comment Re:He may be a lawyer, but he doesn't understand (Score 1) 328

'These are ultimately consumer businesses and if you piss off enough of them, you will not have any more.'

He may be a lawyer, but he doesn't understand who the consumers are in the newspaper model.

Newspapers, like much of modern media, sell audiences to advertisers.
So asking the news media to think of their readers, is meaningless. They never do, except as a product to sell to the advertisers.

This is ultimately an Advertiser business.

I suspect he views the readers as the consumers and the advertisers as the customers.

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