Re: Microsoft finally acknowledges the security drumbeats

From: Marty Fouts (usenet-user@usa.net)
Date: 02/14/02


From: Marty Fouts <usenet-user@usa.net>
Date: 13 Feb 2002 17:50:44 -0800


spp@cs.berkeley.edu writes:

> Jeffrey Siegal <jbs@quiotix.com> wrote:
>
> >spp@cs.berkeley.edu wrote:
>
> >> Jeffrey Siegal <jbs@quiotix.com> wrote:
>
> >>>By contrast, when I bought a DVD player [..] there was no seal
> >>>on the device itself that I had to break in order to use it.
>
> >> How long ago was this?
>
> > 2-3 years. I don't remember exactly.
>
> Right. It was two or three years ago that I heard they
> planned to eventually plastic-wrap the things with a
> license agreement.
>
> Anyone know whether this ever actually happened?

Don't know. THe DVD player I got for Christmas was not so wrapped, but
I have no idea how long it had sat on a retailer's shelf before then.