Every time I see a FOSS proponent refer to the usage of proprietary software as 'slavery', I remind myself how out of touch with reality some people can be.
That some of the most prominent FOSS people (i.e. folks who give keynote presentations in major FOSS conferences) keep -consciously- using 'slavery' to talk about usage of proprietary software is particularly depressing.
Are these people so out of touch with reality that they actually believe that using an iPhone equates to slavery to one's phone?
Don't they realize what happens to their credibility once they start spouting such a non-sense?
Or perhaps these folks are so ignorant that they don't know what slavery means? That it exists still in many places? Or they don't realize (or care) about how they are cheapening the suffering of so many by equating it to the usage of a fancy phone?