However, every now and then (and it feels like it is more and more often) Apple does something that is really a screw you to their faithful customers.
The lastest example is their incorporation of bullshit copyright “protection” built into the latest MacBooks:
“Buying an Apple computer? Get ready to throw away your monitor, over and over again. New Apple hardware is shipping with “HDCP” anti-copying technology that prevents showing some video on “non-compliant” monitors. Best part: the list of “compliant” monitors will change over time: the monitor you buy today can be “revoked” tomorrow and stop working.” (via BoingBoing)
Sweet, eh? The worst part of this is that it is a completely bogus protection since there is nothing in copyright law that makes it illegal for me to watch a movie I bought on a screen other than my built-in monitor. It’s just insane.
And it’s evil.