Re: Fear of Life (was Microsoft, Automation)

Randall R Randall (
Thu, 21 May 1998 15:45:08 -0400

On Wed, 20 May 1998 18:54:58 -0400 Michael Lorrey <>

>But they wouldn't be getting paid fairly for it.

Fair? According to whom? Why don't we let the
free market decide what is fair, eh?

>This is about as logical as a
>manufacturer only getting paid for some of the product he makes, i.e.
not somthing
>which should be legislated or forced on someone. Product for which a
>is not paid, and which he does not willingly donate to charity or give
away is

The problem with "stealing" information is that it is
sooo difficult to show the missing information, since
it isn't. As long as you still have something, I haven't
stolen it.

>Also, you are still ignoring my question as to why I or anyone should
>something to benefit others without our say so as to who can benefit
freely from it
>and who pays. Anything less is theft.

After you sell any other product, you don't insist that you
continue to own it and can decide who gets it next, so
why with information?

>All you are doing is akin to an attempt to legislate PI to equal 3. Get
off your
>subjectivist, post modern butt and pay for what you use. No free

Not even for monopolists, right? I could go with that...

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