January 2012

SOPA and PIPA are full of FAIL

The Coming War on General Purpose Computation

Posted on: January 1, 2012 - 10:08 By: Feynmanfan

The advice given to media companies wanting to protect their intellectual property is that you must control the content all the way to the output. Open general purpose computers are the enemy. Microsoft failed with it's first cut called "Trusted Computing", but since that time we have seen our computing devices such as iPhones increasingly controlled centrally. Cory Doctorow talks about the approaching war on general purpose computation.