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Biggest Internet Hype Ever?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wow, with the HD-DVD key circulating the web, it seems that it is all people can talk about! Yes! I too find myself guilty of this, but I mean... it is a big deal. Not sure if "hype" is the right word for it, but its just about the most popular thing on the Internet right now. Take a look at the digg technology homepage. EVERY story is on that magical hex value, portrayed in every way imaginable! Read more about how the processing key was actually discovered @ the Doom9 forum. Be sure to digg all those stories, we can't let digg keep this off the front page (for those non diggers among us, digg has been removing stories related to this key from their front page and banning the users submitting them, which has outraged just about the whole digg population) ... we will win! Also, times like these are when we need to know how broken and dangerous DRM is, and has always been. Visit DefectiveByDesign.org for more information, and join the fight against DRM.

UPDATE: It seems that every upcoming news story is also on the HD-DVD processing key. My, oh my.
UPDATE 2: Yeah, we won :-) (sorry, a bit late)

posted by linnerd40, Tuesday, May 01, 2007


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commented by Blogger Taylor, 1:47 AM  

They're listening. :)

on Digg the Blog, at 9 PM, Kevin Rose writes "But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be."

Your post, in such good and informing style as myself and the rest of your readers have come to appreciate, was a rather good one. Thanks for keeping your readers informed, especially the non-diggers!

Digging the hex code until the end,

commented by Blogger Taylor, 1:58 AM  

And in the times like this also be sure to read more about how dangerous DRM actually is on DefectiveByDesign.org - an activist organisation fighting against stupidities like DRM.

commented by Anonymous Jure Repinc, 8:33 AM  

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