[linux-elitists] Linux Consultants Lunch Thurs, June 19th
Thu Jun 19 09:42:31 PDT 2003
begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:23:44AM -0700:
> What self-respecting elitist watches television?
Or admits it. An "I don't watch television" pose is part of of the
classic US variety of elitism.
I don't know about other countries. Of course, an elitist may or
may not actually watch television, but it's traditional to make
a big deal out of being ignorant of TV and major motion pictures:
The exception, of course, is researching or demonstrating
DRM technology or circumvention devices to make obscure
technological-legal points. Twisting the DMCA's tail gets you a
free pass to watch as much "American Survivor"** or "Late Night With
Jerry Springer"** as you want.
* Pre-NYC Onion articles are still admissible as evidence in
arguments about elitism.
** elitist tip: get the names of TV shows wrong so it's _obvious_ you
never watch them!
Don Marti Reform copyright law -- return abandoned works
http://zgp.org/~dmarti to the public domain after 50 years:
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