Not a likely outcome.
I presume sarcasm.
From: Spike Jones [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2000 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: IP: A tale of two futures.
Alex Future Bokov wrote:
> We better have an answer to this "Information wants to be free" vs.
> "Information creators want to eat" dilemma pretty soon....
Oh, I dont know Alex, it might be considered the revenge of
the laborer. Those who hoist and clean, flip burgers, drive
taxis and sell their bodies may end up after *all these years* of
poverty and disrespect, having the last jobs that still pay money.
They may eventually be the last ones producing a product
which cannot be "freed." They may soon get revenge for
all the condescending attitudes from all those highly paid
programmers and other information workers, which has
gradually come to include, well, practically all of us.
Steinbeck would have have been so pleased with a world
such as this, and what would have made it even sweeter for
him is that we information technology gurus clamored for just
such a world, in fact we created it.
So! The grunt laborer *really does* win out in the end. The
commies were right all along! Ill be damned. spike
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