Monday, April 10, 2006
"Among technology enthusiasts, the topic of DRM often makes for heated debate. If nerds were polled, you would likely find a majority opposed to the idea on philosophical grounds, but also likely resigned to it. Not so among the geek fringe, where "information wants to be free" is more than an inane, anthropomorphic cliche, it's a belief system.
And while OS X has acquired a certain amount of street cred among propeller heads, there is also wariness. After all, iTunes is arguably the biggest exporter of DRM on the planet. Well, if this blog is correct, Apple Computer may have just joined the Evil Empire. It appears that a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) has been tracked down at last, and the reaction is not surprising."