[oclug] Re: Fwd: Re: Why we have Source code
rgiffin at cangurus.com
Wed Jan 24 19:23:30 EST 2001
On Wednesday 24 January 2001 07:23, David F. Skoll wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Rod Giffin wrote:
> > What I'm saying is that when the general population
> > doesn't know enough about a technology, no matter if it's reading and
> > writing in the middle ages, how to forge iron into a tool or a weapon in
> > the iron age, or how to write software in the information age, they are
> > vunerable to economic repression by those who control the technology of
> > the age.
> Really? You reckon electronics manufacturers are repressing the 95% of the
> population who have no idea how electronic appliances work?
No I don't reckon. I mentioned electronics manufacturers exactly 0 times and
did not quote a percentage of people affected by anything, so I'm not exactly
what you're trying to get at.
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