Pretty much everything you need to know about the Problem With Tech™, particularly on the issue of “technical versus non-technical solutions”, can be summed up with this article from the EFF about DRM. Whatever you think about DRM as a technology and/or piracy as an, erm, “hobby”, the fact that technologists are bad at understanding the function of the law1 and non-technologists (i.e. policy makers) are bad at understanding the function of technology is pretty much the It IT Tension of the early 21st century.

  1. Often willfully so, given the cancerous prevalence of libertarian and libertarian-adjacent thought in the industry. ^
2017-12-20T13:07:09+00:0026th May, 2018|Tags: tech|
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