Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Dave Dobson is an evil, evil, evil, evil, evil, evil, brilliant, genius, evil man...

I have played 486 games of Snood in my short 29-year life so far, without paying a single red nickel to that conniving SOB in registration fees, because as far as I am concerned, Dobson should be paying ME back for the untold hours that have been subtracted from my life that I will never get back now...

Wasn't there a Next Generation episode where the whole crew gets strung-out on some Snood-like videogame headset thingy? A whole Hi-Tech NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!

Dobson: "Go ahead... knock out those blue ones there in the corner..."
Me: "Almmmmossssst..... got them......"

Me: "I defeated the Evil Level! Yayyyy!!!!!!!!!"


At 6:44 PM, March 15, 2005, Anonymous rrvideo@cox.net said...

Now Now Nephew.. You only have yourself to blame for time wasting. Just so you know Grandma introduced me to Snood, and I downloaded it and paid Dobson for registration, and have since introduced it to at least 2 of my coworkers who have also paid Dobson.. so we are legal, and think you need to get legal too! When your child asks you if you've ever download copyrighted material and not paid, what will you say? Your actions speak louder then words.

At 7:22 PM, March 15, 2005, Blogger Chazarmaveth said...

if it's shareware, it should enforce its shareware-ness by cutting users off after a 10 day trial! honors systems inherently don't work, there are too many cynics like me out there... i don't feel at all bad for suckers like dobson, he should protect his work more carefully if he's really in it for the money.
and parenthetically, i don't feel bad about sharing digital media across P2P networks, because the enormous mega-corps who seem so aghast at all the P2P sharing going on could have easily bought up all the personal computing/mp3-ripping/networking patents before they ever rolled off the line, smothering them before they were even born, just like they've done with all the alternative energy solutions and the cures for diseases over the last 30 years, so that their outmoded and ineffectual processes continue generating huge heaps o' CASH for them!!! call me cynical, but it could also very well be that the very nature of intellectual property in the digital age is to constantly be in flux, always moving back and forth and taking new shapes between different users -- not static and monolithic like billboards. i will tell my children -- if they really like an artist and want to support him/her: DON'T buy their CD at Tower Records! If you do, the artist will never see any of the money -- write them a personal check! The time has come for intellectual property (its production, packaging, distribution) to be managed exclusively by its creators -- not by the faceless, bloodsucking megagiants who excessively waste natural resources, exploit embarrassingly large pools of cheap foreign labor, and encourage the most unhealthy consumption habits human society has ever known.

... now that I put it that way, maybe I should chuck a couple of bucks in Dobson's direction... :)

At 12:34 PM, March 16, 2005, Anonymous rrvideo@cox.net said...

Jeez! You conjure up visions of Ted Kazinsky's manifesto! I don't think I will open up any mail that I get from you from now on!


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