If you can't win the game, change the rules of the game.
You must have been in dodo land if you are by now not up in arms against
Microsoft's Palladium initiative. Or maybe you are just the lame computer
user that Microsoft encounters the majority of the time. But I hope you are
a wise ally who will fight for the right to own your own life.
If you respect your right to live in a free world, prepare to combat the
dark forces. This is a threat to my way of life and possibly yours. This
could also mean the end of free computing as we know it. If you think I'm
sounding hyperbolic, you haven't yet had an opportunity to comprehend the
implication of Palladium on freedom.
Highly readable column by Cringeley
P.S. I'm going out of town today. I hate to be unavailable for following up
on the thread, I'll do my best to respond from wherever I am.