Monday, August 15, 2005


Telat sehari...... tapi..........


Semoga dengan berjalannya waktu....kita dapat memerdekakan diri kita pula,
dari penjajahan ekonomi, budaya dan teknologi.

Mumpung temanya tentang kemerdekaan, dengan ini saya proklamasikan kemerdekaan komputer saya dari jeratan virus, spyware dan software2 terlarang (baca:bajakan) :-D

Merdekalah selalu Indonesiaku, Merdekalah pula komputerku...


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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Instant Pasta

I like Italian food. However, I don't fancy preparing it myself. So far, all I need to do when I want some pizza or pasta is going to the nearest Pizza Hut franchise or pick up the phone and make orders. That's before I found Pazto instant pasta and LaFonte instant spaghetti.

The preparation was quick and easy (just like preparing instant noodle). Boil a glass of water, pour the ingredients, stir well, wait for several minutes and voila! I had a bowl of hot pasta :-D

Now I'm going to try it with hot water instead of boiled water. If I succeed, I'll be having hot pasta for lunch, at work .... hmmmm........ yummy

Digital Posession

When we bought a digital media, do we really OWN it? In my opinion, "buying digital media" is an absurd phrase. Why? Because when we bought a gum, whether we chew it, tear it, spit it or even swallow it, we are free to do so.... as it is ours. The essential meaning of posession should be the freedom to do anything on/at/with the posessed object. And that's not the case with digital media.

"Buying" digital media means the we're bonded with some "EULA-ish" agreement, which prohibits us to do anything the author disapprove. We cannot really own such media because the original author only shared some portion of media posession to us. Hence, we are only granted some right of use.

However, could such agreement really be enforced? Could anyone prohibits any others to do anything with their digital media? Due to the nature of digital media, it will never possible to fully prevent any replication and modification, and any attempt to do so will fail miserably. On the other hand, it is now possible to digitize many kind of things. Perhaps, in the future, even ourself can be digitized as well.

Maybe we can start rethinking the idea of copyright.
Just maybe............