The best way to reduce software 'piracy'
Feb 26, 2010, 10:03 (2 Talkback[s])
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"As many of you would know, all that needed to be done
was to straighten out a paper clip, shove one end into the little
hole near the floppy drive and jiggle it a bit to get the disk out.
It takes about 10 seconds.
"The point of this tale? It just underlines the fact that the
entire IT industry is built on overpriced products and services.
People working in the business get away with it because IT is a
complex business - and they are very good at making it seem even
more complex than it is.
"Whenever I see any kind of publicity material from the Business
Software Alliance one thought comes to mind - lower the prices of
software to something reasonable and nobody will copy it ."