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Free Software: Why Do I Care

Mar 06, 2012, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])

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"My reasons for disagreeing with them are three-fold: one, I don?t think computers are just tools to do a certain set of tasks. Granted I?m a nerd at heart and I?ll always love computers more than the average Joe does. However, it?s about time people realized that computers aren?t just a tool. Even if you insist on referring to them as such, you have to admit that they?re going to be a part of every little thing you do in your life ? and that participation is only on the rise. People with computer chips inside their body sending their location information to some government agency isn?t just on the science fiction pages anymore. Do you really not care if an organization that makes all this machinery and its software is capable of abusing that power? Do you not care if a software manufacturer gains so much power that they can literally force you to buy their stuff?"

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