July 16, 2005

hey robert, what's the deal with longhorn opm?

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From Fred Wilson:

This is the first time I have heard of this OPM stuff and I need to do more research before I truly believe that Microsoft is really going to do something this dumb, but there it is.

All the great RSS stuff that is coming in Longhorn won't help me a bit because if I have to live with this, I won't be using Longhorn.

Robert, do you know anything about this?

[UPDATE:] Turns out Robert has already written about it here. [Thanks to Gabe for the tip-off].

And in the comments below Robert says:

It sounds lame to me too, but then it's not the first time we [i.e. Microsoft] have done DRM.

Posted by hugh macleod at July 16, 2005 6:00 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Well, he wrote about this yesterday: http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/07/15.html#a10643

He kind of hints at writing more later...

Posted by: Gabe at July 16, 2005 7:45 PM

What Gabe said.

It sounds lame to me too, but then it's not the first time we've done DRM.

Posted by: Robert Scoble at July 17, 2005 1:13 AM