so to use the democrat - middle analogy - people in the middle are anti capitalistic?
OK Stallman - you may be able to call anti-capitalistic.. but what are people who think a buck a song is ridiculous when its their time, bandwidth, storage space, removable media, ink, paper and case - and they are doing all the work?
can we not disagree with an antiquated business model - just because MS decides there is money in "rescuing it" ?
* dont forget we are talking millions and millions of peole here.. are they all anti capitalist / communists because the internet came along and "older" monoliths have not embraced it fully / properly?
To be honest, I'm didn't hear the whole context of his speech, so I might be incorrect here.. But my point is close to what you said in this quote, in regards to Stallman. I'm sure Microsoft can help make a better business model, but I think that for those
people who want to charge a buck (or 10 bucks) a song, they should be able to do so, until they choose otherwise. Similarly, if someone wants to give away songs for free, they should do so as well.
I think we can agree on that Microsoft, although a for-profit company, should focus, in the new year, more on being a public advocate, even if profits suffer slightly. In the end, they do have to answer to Stockholders, but if Microsoft can change their public
image from a predator to an advocate, well, I think that would be swell.