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Turns out yesterday was "Intellectual Property Day," and the wonderful country I live in had its ambassadors spend the day promoting it worldwide.

Ars Technica also examined ways to improve the copyright system. Personally, I disagree with their last one; requiring you to manually register to receive any legal protection is just an invisible barrier to entry.

Finally, to put things in perspective

Creative works are relevant and valuable. Unlike this bullshit artist's website, which popped up when I researched MLM stuff after hearing someone mention it.

"Marketers" like that are living proof that libertarian capitalism -- private ownership of the means of production, and allowing the market to determine a person's value -- sucks hard. They're a reminder that money is a way of life for some people. They're exploits that need to be patched.

People like them have way too much power. Especially considering that they produce nothing of value.

Part of the reason Apple was such a lovable underdog is because they embodied the opposite of those people's values. The "suits" weren't in charge at Apple. Steve Jobs was, and as much of a tyrant and jerk as he was, he cared about making things that were beautiful and useful and improved people's lives. An entire culture grew out of those ideas, and I think that culture has value and is worth celebrating.

That culture still exists, as near as I can tell. Apple has largely expanded it moreso than undermining it. They play by the rules, and they play extremely well. It's just that the rules, right now, are a) designed to favour rich capitalists over actual workers and b) not intended to govern a high-tech society.

They need to be changed.

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I've decided I'm getting rid of my tablet. Instead, I want one which is optimized for entertainment. And which has a catchy name, like the IdeaTab whatever-it-is.

Too long have I used tablets which are unoptimized, and hence unentertaining. No more! From this day forward, I will only use the optimal gadgets for each situation. Maybe I can even find one that will leverage the synergies of our paradigm.

(Claire: Would that be Synergist or Saboteur?)

And as a mobile user, I demand robust entertainment features and connectivity options! My tablet must not merely have Bluetooth and a Tegra 3 processor. Its features must be ROBUST, like a deep-voiced narrator, with a rolled 'r' and a rrrich accent. Or like Campbell's chunky soup.

YES! I want an entertainment-enhanced tablet! Enhance my entertainment, please! I'll just be tapping the coloured lights on the screen trying to get it to entertain me until you do.


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