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Re: [OT] scanned files are large in size




On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 04:14:10PM +0100, deloptes wrote:
> tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> > Some scanners mail things around, these days. I don't want to even think
> > about how many security holes lurk in there.
> > 
> > There's no limit to the amount of stupid^H^H^H^H^H^Hnonsense vendors are
> > capable of when enough computing power is put in their hands.
> 
> When user is asking (and paying) for it, you just deliver (the bare minimum
> to satisfy the need) [...]

I used to believe that, too. But nowadays I think users can be (and get!)
nudged into asking for whatever vendors want them to want.

It's like smoking: the ideal thing to sell, because people aren't getting
what they look for (freedom, adventure) but just a stick which quickly
burns away. They *have* to return for more -- the ideal merchandise, if
you ask me. Then, it reportedly damages the user's health. Yet vendors
have always managed to convince their users to buy and smoke that stuff.

Why shouldn't that work with scanners, or software, or security "products",
or DRM schemes?

Cheers
-- tomás

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