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Re: [News] British Library's Gamble on Microsoft and DRM Backfires Badly

Gregory Shearman wrote:

> On 2009-03-06, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> British Library fears loss of history
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| Lynne Brindley, director of the British Library, said that data and
>>>>| information on our time that has been entrusted to the web is being
>>>>lost | as some sites close or the technology they have stored the
>>>>information | on becomes obsolete.  `----
>>> Haha! That's really funny.  The BL went all Microsoft, and suddenly
>>> they're worred about obsolesence?  Amazing.
>> It's a lovely day in NSW today, the sun is shining and white whispy
>> clouds float lazily overhead, boyed up in a bright blue sky.
> Yeah, there's a cyclone on its way towards the Nth QLD coast.

Yes! I just heard! It's in the top right corner of this map.


> We'll get 
> a ton of rain from it I reckon. They think the cyclone will be as strong
> as Larry. I hope it doesn't destroy the bananas like Larry did.

I live in a banana growing area, so I can always get them, but yeah, it will
still drive the price right up :(

>> But after reading these articles, a dark stygian pall seems to have
>> settled down around me.
> Nah, That's just the air pressure falling.


>> It's bad enough having Microsoft pollute the world with their toy OS, but
>> to now lock up our academic knowledge is just too much.
> They need to maintain their monopoly, because their crappy OS can't sell
> itself.

Yeah, I'm just *so* over Microsoft.

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indeed listen to.  Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
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