What the Past Will Look Like Some Day

Diveintomark has reposted this topical editorial on the consequences to posterity of copy-prevention. The author describes his difficulty getting hte games he bought to play on his various machines and devices, and the problems he’s had as his modifications to those boxen triggers false positives in the copy-prevention technology. Upshot: if he wants to play these games, he needs to download the cracked versions floating about in the noosphere.

In twenty years, the only playable versions of these games will be the cracked ones, which guarantees immortality to the craxors who insert splash-screens with paeons to their psuedonymous technical studliness, and obscurity for the companies that actually wrote the games. Link Discuss (via The Adventures of AccordionGuy in the 21st Century)