Saturday, August 18, 2007

King Richard: "Can You Trust Your Computer?"

Be aware friends. King Richard is on to Intel and Microsoft's plan for world domination -- and they may turn your computer against you!

From a Richard Stallman essay:

Who should your computer take its orders from? Most people think their computers should obey them, not obey someone else. With a plan they call "trusted computing," large media corporations (including the movie companies and record companies), together with computer companies such as Microsoft and Intel, are planning to make your computer obey them instead of you. Proprietary programs have included malicious features before, but this plan would make it universal.

Have you seen Transformers? Best movie ever. But it's fiction. Believe me it is. But silly little men like King Richard do believe this movie will become true. "Computers are becoming ubiquitous," they'll say. "Computers will be everywhere and all contain this little device that Intel and Microsoft crafted to make the computer obey them, not you. All they have to do is flip the switch and they'll take over the planet."

Sounds like Ritchie shouldn't watch so many science-fiction movies.