august, 21, 2002 archives

my summary of what bill gates said about microsoft reporting stock options as expenses: “as in most areas, microsoft won't be a leader and innovator in this area. but when we finally play catch up, ours will look pretty, be more expensive, and we'll leverage our monopoly power to become the largest single provider of stock options.”

so the president of news corp. says there's an enormous amount of worthless content online. it seems odd that the president of the parent company of the fox network would think he has some sort of moral high ground to stand on with regards to this issue.

i am willing to condemn outright theft by digital means. this includes:

free the mouse.

more powerful stuff from lawrence lessig. although it is written to address a particular squeaky wheel, it overflows with his usual wisdom.

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