Friday, September 10, 2010

The Greatest Scam

One of the greatest scams ever invented must be the idea that you don't own the software that you thought you bought. You just paid for a license to use the software, nothing more.

Of course, almost nobody cares about this detail. And of the few that know they made a deal with the devil, well, what are they going to do? Their businesses depend on the software and there's absolutely nothing anyone can do about it.

OK, maybe "nothing" is too strong, but the options (open source and custom software are two that come to mind) bring a different set of problems. Better the devil you know...

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