Thursday, April 08, 2004

Utah takes on Spyware

Spyware is a crime in Uah that can earn someone a fine of $10,000 per incident. I'm in favor of outlawing spyware, but that sounds like a lot of money, and I hope that the law isn't so vague that innocent people get prosecuted under the law.

The other concern I have is that, like laws criminalizing spam, enforcement might not be well thought out, or spelled out, and the law may make absolutely no difference, except on paper.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Wal-mart and Linux, Perfect Together

I'm kind of fond of the idea of Wal-Mart selling computers which use a Linux operating system. The news that Wal-Mart will sell Linux PCs was announced today.

Inexpensive, affordable, computers with a high volume company distributing them could quickly change the desktop landscape. I'm glad the pres release for this wasn't sent out on April Fools' day.