[Wolves] M$ comes up with another money spinner....

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 3 23:53:04 UTC 2009

Kevanf1 wrote:
> I had to check it was January 1st not April 1st when I saw this:
> http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-256995.html
> Agreed, this business model does work with mobile phones.  How many
> home based mobile phone builders are there though?  I refer to home
> builders of PC's probably not being able to upgrade or otherwise tweak
> these machines.  I read into these 'subscription PC's' a locked in,
> closed source hardware model similar to MS's closed source software.
I was thinking more: thinnish client tied into services in 'the cloud' 
that always take you to the company shop. The exact opposite of Freedom.
They'll make it really easy too and people will willingly pay extra to 
have their freedom taken away in exchange for an easy life (see 

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