GigaOM has a nice write-up about what Louis C.K. is doing, along with the typical rational for distributing content without DRM.
Oh god! Only 75k a year?? Did you have to apply for welfare?
Since you obviously value money more than anything else, let's rewrite those choices for those that are bit more progressive.
1) Start something great
2) Be part of something great
3) Fuck doing anything great and become a parasite
True, but it's a system that has led to a lot of bad PR ever since the App Store came around.
I'm sure they think parental controls are a good thing. Parents can leave the room for 5 minutes and not worry about their kid ending up on meatspin or whatever. However, it leads to all these other seemingly stupid warnings and restrictions, and if Apple decided to not use them, they would be the primary target of every angry and irresponsible parent out there.
Wish I had mod points.
If the finger should be pointed anywhere, it's at the over litigious society that we live in. I'm sure on some level Apple is cringing that they actually have to do this to cover their asses.
The amount of advertising that this movie put out during the Olympics was offensive. I figured it had to be horrible if they were pushing it that much. Perhaps I was wrong.
The reason answers exist in the back of math textbooks is not for cheating. They are there so you can check your methods and determine if you are going about things the right way.
One of my first programming experiences was making a tic-tac-toe game on the TI-83 my high school gave me. I knew the game already, I knew how it was supposed to look and work, and therefore allowed to me to concentrate on the method only. I had the answer, I just needed to figure out how to get there.
Scratch is a learning tool, aimed at elementary students, perhaps going into high school bit. Maybe the students (assuming they're students) shouldn't have posted the project online, but I encourage them to rip off every game they need to until they're comfortable enough to make their own.
I was very pleased to find that the copy of Torchlight I bought to play on Windows is available to me on OS X for no extra coin.
I've looked at the listing, and it's right! -- Joel Halpern