January 27th, 2004

  • evan


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<a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/brad/1968670.html" title="future of computing... patents/"trusted" hardware...">Yes, exactly</a>.

My English (class: "reading fiction", focus on scifi) assignment last night was a cyberpunk-ish story called "Trouble and Her Friends". The basic plot was this: all of these (homosexual, of course, because the author was homosexual) hackers work in the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/sco/sco-preemption.html">quasi-legal</a> gray area of the internet, when suddenly the goverment passes some <a href="http://anti-dmca.org/">legislation</a> that makes it all illegal. Some of them quit, some of them go into hiding, but none of them can make the rest of the world forget their past...