[NetBehaviour] Why Microsoft Word (and Adobe, HP, Google, Intel)) must Die

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Oct 15 07:57:07 CEST 2013


On 14/10/13 09:49 PM, Eduardo Valle wrote:
> and there is also this ...  lots of monopolies in each sector ...
> 
> 1)on a consumer level ( Intel dictatorship for microprocessors with
> Moore Law, Adobe as graphic monopoly (who owns Bezier patent ????),

Bezier curves were first widely used at Renault in the 60s. Any patents
on them (and they are by definition mathematics, which is unpatentable)
would be long expired.

I like Beziers, although they can be a pain.

> Apple as new major for music and their monopoly in terms of video and
> cinema, Microsoft text softwares,Google as a search engine, Epson and Hp
> for printers, etc and etc)

Two companies would be a duopoly. Illegal monopolies are a specific
market and moral failure, legal monopolies are a grant of or
acquiescence to coercion by the state.

The irony of Apple and Amazon's monopoly positions in music and ebooks
is that it was publishers' desire for DRM monopolies that put them in
that position. Like the GPL turning copyright's strength against itself,
only in a bad way.

> 2)  on the admnistration level ( ICANN dictatorship and their respective
> agents on each country, IPV6 and their domain controls, etc and etc) who
> wil detain the control of each domain ? and why ??? there is a need in
> knowing that !!!

This chimes with 2 below. In addition to the P2P and anti-censorship DNS
I think I mentioned last time, this has just happened:

http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/10/11/the-core-internet-institutions-abandon-the-us-government/

> 3) on the industrial technological level ( satellites, telecoms, etc and
> etc)

This chimes with 3 below. It depends whether we are talking about the
creation of material resources (capitalism or socialism or their
ironizations), access to resources (legislation and organization), or
the knowledge to create and use them (access to intellectual property,
education, etc.).

> 4) on the philosofical level : what is to be free ?

Human subjects. With apologies to transhumanists, otherkin, and object
oriented brolosophers.

> 1)on a consummer level ( Intel dictatorship for microprocessors, Apple
> as new major for music and their monopoly in terms of video and cinema,
> microsoft text softwares, etc and etc)

I mentioned free processor cores before. There is a kickstarter on for a
free GPU core at the moment. And we're seeing more and more Arduino and
Raspberry Pi-like free or near-free computing machinery.

> 2)  on the admnistration level ( ICANN dictatorship and their respective
> agents on each country, IPV6 and their domain controls, etc and etc)

See 2 above.

> 3) on the industrial technological level ( satellites, telecoms, etc and
> etc)

See 3 above.

I think that monopolies are a specific phenomenon and some of the
problems you identify are certainly monopolies. Others are softer in
structure but no less hard politically. Cartels and oligarchies all the
way down to structurelessness and nudge politics.

"What's the solution? Noise polution!" - PWEI.




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