the year is 2030. all programs have switched to a subscription model. it costs 1700 dollars a month to operate a computer
@dankwraith it is 2031, Microsoft has convinced chip manufacturers to mandate a license for not using Windows. It costs $2000 a month to use Linux.
@dankwraith In 2231, in an attempt to control free software among ordinary people, the Google Lobbying Team legalized no-holds-barred licensing. Microsoft, working with the GLT, updated Windows with a series of expensive subscriptions and time-limited demos. The people's frustration grew with the cost. Soon Microsoft discovered that ransoming Linux installs were their most profitable enterprise. The professional league was formed; a cabal of the most brutal low-wage script-kiddies, selected to protect shareholder interests.
Now it is 2291, and [Unreal Tournament Opening Plays]
@avalos You jest, but I'm sure many developers are already figuring out that logging and telemetry is mostly the same thing, and obviously the only purpose of client-side logs is to be attached with a bug report. So eventually they'll ask, why duplicate the effort? And resolve this by removing logging.
@dankwraith I know you're joking, but factoring in hardware costs due to planned obsolescence bs, we're probably at around 1700 a year at least...
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