In Ten Years, Will You Own a PC, or Vice-versa?

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bluegray (October 20, 2006, 16:13:08 PM):
Me sorry, but me not sure what to make of this now. ::)

You'll notice that it is still not in conspiracy section. Also note the little smiley face that was supposed to be an indication that I was joking.

Another good page to read about TC:
qrios (October 20, 2006, 16:23:36 PM):
Let's just change the thread name then. :-X

Being owned by a PC still sounds like a conspiracy. Stays an interesting thread though.
Mefiante (October 20, 2006, 16:52:26 PM):
No I understand the implications. But that will only happen if TC is taken to the extremes that you are talking about. Maybe I'm too optimistic, but I don't think people are going to let that happen.
There are no extremes for TC to be taken to. Either a piece of hardware or software is TC compliant, or it is not. If it isn't, it will be rejected by a TC platform. If it is, you can't use it on anything other than a TC platform, and then only with the proper authorisation via a set of keys. That's the whole point of TC.

And vinyl is still not dead. A lot of albums are still released on vinyl for DJ's and collectors. It is still with us because there is a market for it.
I know, I'm a collector. But it's a very tiny specialist market, not one frequented by the general listener.

How many illegal Zimbabweans are there in surrounding countries?
Compared to how many people remain in Zimbabwe? Negligible.

Why do they have to keep up with the latest technology? All they need is something that is usable.
Because anything much less has a profound effect on the viability of data exchange and processing. You wouldn't attempt to play Doom on a 386, even though in theory you could. Another example: at the office you have a shiny new Hexium P9-64 QuadCore TC machine and you want to send your friends a brief e-mail reminder at their homes about your upcoming birthday braai. Problem is, they've all got dodgy old October 2006 vintage AMD 64-bit games machines sitting at home. They can't receive, let alone open or read, your e-mail because it was composed on a TC platform running a TC e-mail client. That's the reality.

I'm sure that without any opposition it could very well happen.

Mefiante (October 20, 2006, 16:53:55 PM):
Let's just change the thread name then. :-X

Being owned by a PC still sounds like a conspiracy. Stays an interesting thread though.
Okay, yes, it was a poor choice of title.

Mefiante (October 20, 2006, 17:02:17 PM):

Good link, thanks. I'll just quote the conclusion:
We recognize that hardware enhancements might be one way to improve computer security. But treating computer owners as adversaries is not progress in computer security. The interoperability, competition, owner control, and similar problems inherent in the TCG and NCSCB approach are serious enough that we recommend against adoption of these trusted computing technologies until these problems have been addressed. Fortunately, we believe these problems are not insurmountable, and we look forward to working with the industry to resolve them


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