It’s times like these that i validate those psychos who show up to the office with two M-16’s taped together and a grenade launcher under each arm.
Maybe I’m being too dramatic, but Sony has really touched a nerve this time. Engadget reports that Mark’s Sysinternals Bloc has uncovered some malware/adaware/spyware of Sony Music. That’s right. Sony. Sony’s CDs will not play on most CD-ROM’s, unless you use their bundled player. Apparently installing this player also installs a hidden program that hog system resources, is poorly written, and was more pain than a root canal without novocain to uninstall.
DRM isn’t the answer, lower prices and an easy means of distribution is. While Sony spends man hrs coding and covering up junk like this, they could be researching more efficient means to get the music to the people, for a small cost. If I didn’t have hot coffee in my had, I’d show those Sony exec’s a thing or two. But hot coffee can cause 3rd degree burns, at least I think it can.