[oclug] Re: Fwd: Re: Why we have Source code
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Jan 24 19:50:53 EST 2001
On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Rod Giffin 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.
What I'm getting at is that electronics is the "technology of the age", and
yet many people are perfectly happy using it without understanding too
much about it.
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