[linux-elitists] Using an xbox for demoing drm...

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Sun Jul 13 11:10:00 PDT 2003


On Sun, 13 Jul 2003, Brian McGroarty wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 03:04:55PM -0400, mike@jurney.org wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> >
> > > Most reporters for the New York Times can understand that an Xbox is a home
> > > computer with DRM.
> >
> > But can their readers?  More importantly, will they feel as though it
> > would be worth their time trying to explain that fact to their readers?
>
> Turn it into the story of a man who set his mom up for web and email
> for under $200 and you would win some ears. Then, demonstrate that DRM
> keeps John Q Public from burning a CD to help his own mom on the
> cheap.

Yes.

The New York Times has already published a couple of stories which come
close to presenting the facts of the case.

oo--JS.



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