I don’t buy ebooks with DRM (nor anything else with DRM, for that matter), but apparently lots of people do, and many seem to be content - even proud - to buy ebooks with weak DRM, which they expect to be able to remove.
I don’t do that, and I’d urge anyone that does to reconsider.
TV3’s Vincent Browne is, disappointingly, the latest to jump on the bandwagon suggesting that Ireland ought to take a step backwards and repeat the disastrous attempt to introduce electronic voting.
Dear Mr. McDowell,
I received your materials outlining your priorities for Seanad Éireann and was dismayed to learn that you advocate “online voter registration and voting”.
Voting in Seanad Éireann elections is at present conducted by means of a postal ballot. Postal voting already presents a variety of serious threats to the confidentiality and integrity of the ballot. Online voting would solve none of these problems, exacerbate most of them, and introduce some new and unique problems of its own.