Microsoft’s Palladium doesn’t sound like a “generic safeguard” to me. It sounds more like a Trojan Horse hiding a special bonus: Big Brother. Microsoft is just shooting themselves in the foot with this initiative. No one in their right mind would buy a computer with this kind of embedded technology. I am, of course, assuming that we will still have a choice in operating systems when Palladium rolls around in a few years. Knowing how Microsoft operates, I’d watch for them to try and lobby the government (especially the Department of Homeland Security) to make Palladium-driven operating systems mandatory for all computing technology.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 23, 2002 10:20 PM