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Officially, MPAA stands for Motion Picture Association of America, but I suggest that MPAA stands for Malicious Power Attacking All.
One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control.
Proprietary software is an injustice.
Proprietary software tends to have malicious features. The point is with a proprietary program, when the users don't have the source code, we can never tell. So you must consider every proprietary program as potential malware.
Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.
Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion.
The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity.
The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.
The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way.
The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.
There is nothing wrong with wanting pay for work, or seeking to maximize one's income, as long as one does not use means that are destructive.
Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.
When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it's a success. It's not popularity for our code but it's success for our goal.
With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom.
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