"Remember Apple's famous 1984 commercial? That is one of the
most brilliant TV commercials of all time, which isn't surprising-
Ridley Scott directed it, and legendary advertising agency
Chiat/Day produced it. It is a superb piece of filmmaking that
still gives me chills, even in the lo-fi YouTube version.
"And then the spell wears off, and I realize Orwell was a
prophet, the commercial bears no relationship to the product, and
the athlete wearing the Apple shirt should have a penguin logo on
it instead of the Macintosh logo.
"Free As In Entitled
"Sometimes I feel like a dinosaur, and me and my fellow
dinosaurs are moving towards extinction, because we place supreme
importance on freedom. But we seem to be a dwindling minority. You
know what stories perform the worst on Linux Today? Anything that
pertains to freedom- software freedom, the GNU Foundation, the
Software Freedom Law Center, civil rights, and law. Technology is
front and center on the big issues of the day. If we didn't have
FOSS we would be in an even worse mess as a society, because then
technology would all be centralized and controlled by a very few
people who have proven their hostility to civil liberties, privacy,
and basic decency."