Thursday, December 30, 2004

What I'm Reading 

We All Know That TV Is Bad For Us: Or do we?
God, I just love articles like this, which point out the obvious things that people don't seem to know they already know.

Cory responds to Wired Editor on DRM

Another short piece by Cory Doctorow on DRM. He touches on what I brought up before, about having to buy media multiple times.

I think the issue with the "TV is bad" message is more like this: people who say TV is bad are really saying "I'm personally responsible enough to avoid watching too much* television, but I'm terrified by the thought that other people aren't doing what I think is better for them, so I'll construct reasons to justify enforcing my will upon them."

(*Too much: before someone posts a knee-jerk reaction, I note that even the article says you can have too much of a good thing. In no way am I even saying where that too much line is, but it does exist.)

It's like people who are affraid of people who homeschool their children. They aren't really concerned about the child so much as they are concerned that they don't have any control over that child.
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