Ruairi Newman wrote:
>> > BBTW, you wouldn't *believe* the rampant apathy I'm being greeted with on
> > the patents issue.
>> I would believe me... but in my case it's probably for the best, as a
> lot of people I know are signing up just to get me off their backs about
> it ;)
Well, you've heard the advert for some new fish product from "Donegal
Catch" have you? The announcer gets very excited talking about the
qualities of the fish and how tasty it is, but all you hear is a girl
yawning, he stops and tells her that she get a Boyzone/Westlife/boy band
CD at which point she gets excited and gushes that she, "loves Westlife"
and a stampede follows drowning out the poor seller.. or something.
Self-interest - perhaps if we explained to people that they might have
to pay 1 Euro to some corporation every time they clicked "Start" they
might take notice..
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