It's Not A Game

Marcus Denker marcus at
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... 


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