It's Not A Game
marcus at ira.uka.de
Tue Apr 1 15:00:23 UTC 2003
On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 09:42:11AM -0500, Joshua 'Schwa' Gargus wrote:
> You raise a very important issue since there is a real possibility
> that, in the future, the entertainment console will serve as the
> family computer for many households around the world. It would be a
> shame if Squeak cannot be made available to millions (if not billions)
> of people due to DRM.
The problem is: Sony and Microsoft are actually loosing money with
each sale of the hardware. The whole gaming-console industry works
only because the hardware-manufacturers are getting money back from
*every* game sold.
As soon as you would allow people to start Squeak on a XBox or Playstation,
they could load Squeak programms over the network.
(e.g. multiuser games implemented in Croquet) *without paying the tax*.
Getting Squeak to run on such a system is not the real problem, e.g.
Squeak has allready been ported to the PS2...
Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de -- Squeak! http://squeak.de
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