Wednesday December 27, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Bureaucracy Bountiful

Transcript

Ennesby:Good grief. The kernel code in this system hasn't been upgraded in hundreds of years.
Ennesby:And I see why. It looks as if the operating system has virally distributed itself through the data files, and then gone and encrypted the whole mess.
Ennesby:You could, in theory, replace the OS, but you'd lose the ability to work with your data.
Thurl:That sounds like the work of one of the old software monopoly hegemonies.
Ennesby:Nope. They wanted to force you into ONE upgrade path. This trick forces you into NO upgrade path.
Thurl:That sounds like the work of a game console company.