[clug] RE: MakeTheMove Website Demo

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Sep 7 12:22:59 GMT 2006

On 2006 Sep 07, at 9:52 PM, Mike Carden wrote:

> On 9/7/06, Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at nicta.com.au> wrote:
> <summary>
> MC: MS may access it freely.
> KH:  Ummm, no, they can't access it if you don't let them.
> MC:  MS co-owns your data.
> KH: Again no, since last point not true, logic train derailed and this
> doesn't follow.
> </summary>
> Okay. I accept that I may not have expressed myself clearly.
> My assertion is that if you need to pay someone for the tools required
> to make use of your data, then that someone has become a co-owner of
> your data. Without your money in their pocket, you cannot use your
> data.
> Is that more sensible?

It's an interesting idea but right now, you can always borrow time on  
a relative or friend's computer or book at the local library to save  
as text or whatever.  Or you could even use OO.  You don't have to  
pay M$ to access it just yet.  Of course with DRM in Word that could  
all change.

> Oh, and thanks *so much* for all of this (you left out your DNA  
> sequence).


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