davorg, evil destroyer of privacy

2001-04-27 Thread Marcel Grunauer

On Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 07:23  PM, Niklas Nordebo wrote:

 Gets a 9, apparently.

 http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/26/1229238mode=thread

I like the following comment (I know you've seen it, Niklas):

=for amusement

Boycott This Book!!! (Score:2, Troll)
by none on Thursday April 26, @12:10PM EST (#22)
(User #161746 Info)
Have you stopped to consider the consequences of the information 
contained in
books like this? This type of effort should not be supported by the Free
Software community.

Books like this give corporations the tools they need to destroy our 
privacy
and strip us of our rights. How do you think Double Click puts the 
information
about you it sells into useable form? With techniques it learns from 
this type
of book. Same goes for the corporate websites you visit, your 
supermarket, etc.

Information wants to be free, but not the information in this book. Data 
mining
and Data munging techniques should never have left the hallowed halls of 
academe.
Once they enter the public domain, they are immediately exploited by 
greedy
corporations. The author should have thought about that before writing a 
book
like this.

If you buy or support books like this, you have lost any right to 
complain about
your privacy being violated. If you are serious about privacy, boycott 
this book!

=cut

Marcel

--
We are Perl. Your table will be assimilated. Your waiter will adapt to
service us. Surrender your beer. Resistance is futile.
  -- London.pm strategy aka embrace and extend aka mark and sweep



Re: davorg, evil destroyer of privacy

2001-04-27 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Marcel Grunauer wrote:

 On Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 07:23  PM, Niklas Nordebo wrote:

  Gets a 9, apparently.
 
  http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/26/1229238mode=thread

 I like the following comment (I know you've seen it, Niklas):

 =for amusement

 Boycott This Book!!! (Score:2, Troll)

snip woadges of libertarian claptrap

 =cut


Yeah I always knew Dave was a tool, er a tool of the capitalist hegemony
rather :)

/J\