Tuesday's Quote Of the Day
“Cell phones are ‘Stalin’s dream,’ says free software pioneer Richard Stallman, who refuses to own one. ‘Cell phones are tools of Big Brother. I’m not going to carry a tracking device that records where I go all the time, and I’m not going to carry a surveillance device that can be turned on to eavesdrop.’ Even the open source Android is dangerous because devices ship with proprietary executables, Stallman says in a wide-ranging interview on the state of the free software movement.
How’s that tinfoil hat fitting, Richard?
And for a counterpoint, here’s a classic early-1999 quip from former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy:
“You have zero privacy anyway,” Scott McNealy told a group of reporters and analysts Monday night at an event to launch his company’s new Jini technology. “Get over it.”