Intellectual Property

As I understand it, I am being paid only for my work in arranging the words; my property is that arrangement. The thoughts in this book, on the contrary, are not mine. They came freely to me, and I give them freely away. I have no "intellectual property," and I think that all claimants to such property are thieves.

Wendell Berry (Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays)

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Microsoft Investigates Black Screen of Death

At least it's a different color.

Microsoft has confirmed that it is investigating a problem described as the 'black screen of death,' which affects Windows 7 and reports suggest it affects Vista and XP, too. The firm said it was looking into reports that suggest its latest security update, released on Tuesday 25 November, caused the problem. The error means that users of Windows 7 and earlier operating systems see a totally black screen after logging on to the system.

(link) [Slashdot]

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