Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.
If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.
The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion.
Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
I suppose many people will continue moving towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute.
The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.
Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel.
Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom.
If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal.
Facebook mistreats its users. Facebook is not your friend; it is a surveillance engine. For instance, if you browse the Web and you see a 'like' button in some page or some other site that has been displayed from Facebook. Therefore, Facebook knows that your machine visited that page.
Also, because schools must teach the spirit of goodwill, the habit of helping others around you, every class should have this rule: students, if you bring software to class you may not keep it for yourself.
Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.
The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.
One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control.
I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place.
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