brilliant analogy

[1] It doesn't take a conscious effort to make software incompatible. All you have to do is not work too hard at fixing bugs—which, if you're a big company, you produce in copious quantities. The situation is exactly analogous to the writing of bogus literary theorists. Most don't try to be obscure; they just don't make an effort to be clear. It wouldn't pay.

From Paul Graham's new essay "Microsoft are Dead and They Suck"




The design and manufacture of all equipment intended for installation
and operation at the roadside shall take account of the heavy day-to-
day wear and tear, including wanton vandalism, to which street
furniture is inevitably exposed.



Gary McKinnon

Who hacked into US military and Nasa computers from British soil, is being extradited to the US for trial there.

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