Lie Down with Fleas? He Wants to Run the Flea Circus
Boing Boing is critical of Microsoft's involvement in Digital Rights Management:
Gates has lain down with dogs and now he's waking up with fleas. Inviting the entertainment industry to design Windows for him was a move of such breathtaking commercial stupidity that it's hard to credit. Where's that monopolist swagger when we need it?I suspect Gates is relying on the impossibility of effective DRM. If every system is necessarily flawed, he can look forward to selling an endless series of upgrades.