Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 04:29:57 MDT

On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:24:20AM +1000, Russell Blackford wrote:
> >Why does this
> >whole subject make me think of how they are trying to control "g*ns"?
> I have no idea.
> I am finding it difficult to think of even one person whom I know off this
> list with whom I could use such an analogy to suggest that the proposed
> legislation is a *bad* thing.

Let me go further: the FASTEST way to build public support for
draconian legislation of this type in the UK would be to somehow
link DRM circumvention tools to handguns in the public mind.

Not saying there isn't a common factor in the mindset behind the
clamp-down; just saying that to draw this out in public would
be a very effective way of shooting ourselves in the [metaphorical]

-- Charlie

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