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    "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

    Nelson Mandela
    from "Long Walk to Freedom" 1995

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    Ironies of Globalism
    last edited 2009/04/10 19:19 (*)

    Obama's US DVDs Won't Play on Brown's UK Screen

    US president Barack Obama sent a 25 DVD box to UK prime minister Brown as a gift, between two political leaders, and when Gordon Brown tried to view it with a legal DVD player, none of the films was playable. While the world comes together, on many levels, and one presidents sends a gift to another - guess what, a 50 years old mindset of content creators like the movie industry still divides the worlds into chunks to rule over . . . corporate anti-globalism.

    Source: article

    Microsoft Complaining of "Closed System"

    Another alike ironic example I encountered a few weeks ago, when Steve Balmer, CEO of Microsoft and head of a company which isn't shy to use any ugly tricks to push their interests, no matter what could be ethical or morally correct - when this CEO spoke these words:

    "I agree that no single company can create all the hardware and software. Openness is central because it's the foundation of choice." (February 18, 2009)

    and he meant not Microsoft, no, this time he meant Apple with its iPhone platform. Does Balmer realize now how it feels to maintain a closed system like ... let's say Windows?!

    All posts or individual posts:

  • Believe in Values or from king/queen issued money to math based money (2013/12/28 13:34)
  • More Alternative Houses: Treehouses & Bubbles Again (2012/11/27 14:01)
  • 3D Printing - The Next Technical Revolution (2012/07/08 13:34)
  • More Alternative Housing: Pre Fab Cabins (2010/11/07 10:09)
  • More Alternative Houses: Treehouses in Sweden (2010/07/10 16:14)
  • Moving to France, Pitching my Yurts Again (2009/12/21 18:08)
  • 100% Recycling - A New Economy (2009/10/03 17:59)
  • Reforming the West - Perestroika for You too (2009/06/07 14:37)
  • Facebook & Twitter, New Democratic Tools from the Internet? (2009/06/03 19:05)
  • More Alternative Housing (2009/04/10 21:01)
  • Ironies of Globalism (2009/04/08 19:51)
  • Brain Storming: The World Government Swiss-Made (2009/04/07 11:31)
  • Misc. Alternative Housing (2009/03/31 17:13)
  • The Banking System: Trust & Money Making (2009/03/29 07:35)

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