Sandbox forum: A Saturday Night Ponder

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Sep 16, 2017 7:05 PM CST
The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages

One key reason we don’t control our devices is that the companies that make them seem to think – and definitely act like – they still own them, even after we’ve bought them. A person may purchase a nice-looking box full of electronics that can function as a smartphone, the corporate argument goes, but they buy a license only to use the software inside. The companies say they still own the software, and because they own it, they can control it. It’s as if a car dealer sold a car, but claimed ownership of the motor.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Sep 20, 2017 12:36 PM CST
The Black Box in cars that can come back to haunt you is a glaring example.
People who zap them because they say it is there car and they have the right, can have misery because the gov. does not like that.

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