[linux-elitists] defanging TCPA?
Seth David Schoen
Fri Feb 7 16:41:28 PST 2003
Don Marti writes:
> begin firstname.lastname@example.org quotation of Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 04:24:56PM -0800:
> > But they will not be able to interact with large bodies of
> > copyrighted media.
> If you're designing a computer, you have two choices. Either you
> make a general-purpose computer that can do everything that every
> other computer can do; or you make a special-purpose device that
> can do only an infinitesimally small fraction of all the interesting
> computations one might want to do. There's no in-between.
> -- Edward W. Felten
I don't think Felten's observation eliminates the possibility of
making devices which do _both_.
See "One way to think about trusted computing" at
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