Friday, June 4, 2010

Modern (Im)Morality

On a webpage discussing the battle of words between Apple and Adobe over Flash, someone said "Just jailbreak your phone, then you can run flash on it with no problem." This is my reply to him:

" 'Just jailbreak your phone...?' Does the concept of legality, intellectual property rights and moral standards not have a role anywhere in the digital world? It seems like people just want to do whatever they CDs, download illegal content, jailbreak phones, nethack, plagiarize, steal...

Yeah I're rolling your eyes at me. That scares me even worse. Its bad enough that breaking the law and violating IP rights has become commonplace and accepted, but even taking a stand against it has become disdainful. We have not only lost our moral compass, but laugh at the idea of even having one."

What are your thoughts on this?