Whether you like the recent political outcome in the United States or not, the consequences of the battle have left scars on all of us.
Today an author I enjoy wrote something along the lines of: “The people who support implementing a monarchy do so because they want to abdicate the responsibility of participating in democracy.” I am no fan of monarchies, but I see this comment as lacking in generosity, and intellectually poor. For two reasons. First: It automatically […]
No matter what you think or how you feel about laws, there’s usually a reason why they are there. Maybe they have outgrown their original purpose, or became cumbersome – no matter, they are still part of the social contract. The right way to behave is to protest against laws you feel are unjust, while […]
We’ve never had so much information at our disposal. Through legitimate or illegitimate means, we have access to news, testimonies, scientific studies, technical manuals and many other types of information that a decade and a half ago were accessible only to specific professional classes or to a social elite. There might be the occasional need […]
Digital Rights Management systems (DRM, anti-piracy measures) don’t protect anyone. The consumer experience is degraded, and pirates either find a way around it or give up on the experience. Never has any pirate decided to buy a movie or a game or a book or an album because he didn’t manage to pirate it. The […]