Thomas sez, "Ed Bott has a screen shot up over at his site at Media Central where HBO is restricting his ability to view a show that he recorded on that PC. Under the best case scenario this is yet another example of Microsoft or HBO's DRM usage getting in the way of fair use. Under the worst case scenario HBO is continuing to push their agenda of 'Copy Never' (that Dave Zatz wrote about last week) into the PVR world as well. HBO is increasingly becoming a hostile force for consumers having to deal with their use of DRM. Is it time to cancel my HBO subscription just in time for the new episodes of the Sopranos?" Link (Thanks, Thomas!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.