Stallman on Jobs
Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died.
I haven’t been paying much attention to Stallman, but a look at his Web site has made me resolve to look at it more often. I have many of the same biases he seems to have – for example, that technology is dangerous and should be handled carefully.
The Kindle was a scheme for knowing what books are read by the fools who use it. The new version, Kindle Fire, will let Amazon track users’ web browsing too.
Stallman’s Law: under corporatocracy, every advance in technology is an opportunity for corporations to reduce, in practice, the rights of human beings.
He is blaming this on the corporatocracy, a convenient scapegoat, when the causes are much deeper. But like everyone else, he doesn’t want to go into this.