Re: [rp-ml] Desktop Factory

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Thu Aug 31 2006 - 03:24:04 EEST

Quoting Lee Eisinger <>:

> mind. First, the general public is not smart enough to be able to
> operate nor grasp all of the details required to produce a successful
> part let alone product.

Nor are they smart enought to operate a web-offset litho printing
press. But hey, look: now everyone's their own typesetter and

> Second, it will take a large company about 5
> minutes to go after an individual who is crossing some of the copyright
> laws and inflict extreme financial pain upon them. Napster taught large
> companies to stop any infringement immediately.

Ah! Them stopping that must be the reason why every teenager on the
planet hasn't got 20 Gb of copyright MP3s on their hard drive...

When people can RP what they like, there'll be open-source designs for
every small machine you can think of available very soon after. Why
drive to the shops?

And remember: patent law allows private individuals to make a patented
object for their own use without royalty. Why pay for what you can
have free?


Received on Thu Aug 31 02:33:23 2006

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