Tuesday, April 05, 2011

"You saw a hornet’s nest, and you stuck your penises in it"

That's Anonymous, explaining its declaration of war on Sony [hat tip -- Paul Tassi at Forbes].

It's about as apt a description as I've seen, applicable to virtually any of the bad guys (MPAA, RIAA, Sony, Righthaven, et. al) in the 21st century's Great War Over Intellectual Property. These idiots will willingly burn their own businesses down around themselves rather than adapt their revenue models to reality, and Anonymous is more than happy to strike a match for them after watching them pour gasoline all over themselves.

Personally, I haven't shed any tears for poor Sony since its rootkit attack on its own customers a few years back.

I don't have a dog in this particular hunt -- my family doesn't own a PS3 and isn't going to (the kids sneer at the idea; the old Playstation 2 gear lying around the house doesn't get used even as much as e.g. Liam's Sega Dreamcast) -- but I can't help but wish Anonymous well. If they leave a smoking crater in the ground where Sony once stood, the world will be a better place.

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