The road to freedom in the embedded world
Posted Mar 20, 2007 11:44 UTC (Tue) by greve
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Thanks. Interesting comment, too.
A better analogy would seem to be:
Since we can't trust you to not hit my nose, you will not get the freedom to swing your fist.
That would be one way to reformulate the thoughts described, yes. But it is very much an issue of perspective. Someone in favor of such regulation might want to describe it more along the lines of:
Since we don't want noses to be hit, we don't want people to swing their fists wildly in crowded rooms.
Some regulation of society is something that is generally accepted and wanted by a majority in population. Think of laws against murder, or rules regulating the traffic. But sometimes regulation goes too far and becomes over-regulation.
Defining that line is done in a dialog with regulators and society, and we'll need to convince them that this is going too far and/or ineffective.
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