Scott Penrose

Pirates

Scott Penrose is a perl hacker with an interest in home automation. He has been playing with electronics since he was old enough to burn his fingers with a soldering iron.

Reading this post on pirates today by Wil Wheaton made me think of an interesting analogy.

If we want to stop bittorrent just because it could be used for pirates, wouldn't that mean we have to stop people using boats?

Maybe a similar analogy is a walled garden, where maybe we allow boats, but they can't leave the lake. No one is allowed in the ocean :-)