Monday, May 19, 2008

Microsoft and the Digital Flag

Hope you've seen this, but apparently Microsoft is a bunch of idiots again (surprise surprise). The Digital Broadcast Flag was struck down, but Microsoft built it into Vista anyways, and now people can't record some shows (but come on, American Gladiator?). Unbelievable. So much for the personal in personal computers. If PCs were like this (locked down and burdened with DRM) when Bill Gates was at Harvard, we would never have had Microsoft. Ok maybe that's a good thing, but the reason is not so good.