June 2, 2004
"Free Hardware": a Trojan Horse?
"Recently, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have been pushing a vision of the future in which computing hardware is free Ã actually, sold with software subscriptions. IT customers tempted to sign on should take a lesson from the recent box-office bomb Troy and beware of suits bearing gifts. Because it's very clear that this version of free hardware will actually be controlled hardware Ã controlled, specifically, to effectively seize control of the customer's operation.