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When Will They Ever Learn?

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Steve Jobs

The man, the genius, the inspiration that the whole world is feting and eulogising; it turns out he’s just another one of those dirty, disgusting, scumbag drug users.

The estate of Albert Hoffman, inventor of LSD, with exquisite timing, has released correspondence with Steve Jobs, a keen advocate for and user of psychedelic drugs.

David Cameron and Theresa May would have him sent to jail like Casey Hardison for 20 years.

Barack Obama would have him renditioned to wherever he wanted him and subjected to special interrogation techniques.

The Daily Mail and these days, to its eternal shame, even The Independent would have him ostracised, demonised, castigated and excluded.

I know who I think is smart and I know who I know is stupid.

A great man and a great example.  The contrast between his intelligence and the ruling oligarchy is startling.

Written by Peter Reynolds

October 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Rage Against My DRM Resolution

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I have always sworn that I would never buy any DRM music.  It’s a fundamentally flawed and immoral idea that if I pay for music I shouldn’t have the right to play it where, when and on what I want.  It’s an idea that is doomed to failure.  Even Steve Jobs, the gamekeeper turned poacher turned lord of the manor turned poacher has recognised that it has exactly the opposite effect to that intended and alienates customers too.

So what has caused me to break my resolution?  The X Factor.  It has to be bad that every Christmas the charts are hijacked by manufactured pop.  I don’t count “Rage Against The Machine” as my favourite band but I spent 67p at Tesco’s online music store and got my DRM track.

You should join in too!  See the Facebook campaign page and rage against The X Factor!

Written by Peter Reynolds

December 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm