Closed-source considered harmful (was: JavaScript considered harmful)

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Tue Jan 8 19:50:44 CET 2002


Mark McEahern wrote:
> 
> Oleg Broytmann
> > Users must understand their tools, because modern tools are too powerful,
> > and pressing incorrect button these days may easiliy lead to people death,
> > or huge money lost, and all that.
> 
> Hmm, I don't really understand how my car works.  I don't think that has any
> impact on my ability to be a safe driver, though.

Comparing software and cars is never valid for two reasons:

1. There are more strict laws regarding public traffic dedicated
to make life on public streets more safe.

2. People are willing to spend a lot of money for cars.

Ciao, Michael.



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