Seeing through the facade

I’m glad to see that at least some people aren’t being fooled by Steve Jobs’ sudden realization that the DRM he’s been forcing on his users for years is a bad thing. You can find countless arguments going around the web pointing out that there are songs on iTunes being sold without DRM on eMusic, that free items from the public domain are being wrapped in DRM by iTunes, and that said DRM is not put on until it hits your computer which makes skipping the step when not neccesary a trivial operation. Nevertheless, fanboys are cropping up to proclaim that Jobs is taking the fight to the Big 4 for his customers – a fight that coincides with Europe not being happy with Apple’s system. Then again, these are the same people who say that we should be happy that FairPlay is such a “nice” DRM scheme.

I’m also glad to see that I’m not the only one who finds those stupid “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials… well… stupid.