Holy Krow They Kracked the Kindle

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This via Slashdot: “hackers” have broken the DRM on the Kindle’s proprietary e-book format.

Interesting. Yay, says the anti-DRM, pro-freedom-of-information part of me. Boo, says the book-writing part of me, who fears widespread piracy will further cripple an already challenged publishing industry.

Crawl back into your anti-deluvian luddite tide-pool and stick to stuff you understand, you throwback! replies the anti-DRM part. DRM has never been an effective deterrent to piracy, it merely criminalizes legitimate consumers. Go on, git! And write us another damn book while you’re down there. I want a hot tub!

[Book-writing part slinks away, vestigial tail between legs]