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Napster Fabbing

2001-02-17 13:24:15+00 by Larry Burton 1 comments

So you think that Napster and all those other file sharing networks only affects the entertainment industry, eh? Napster and its ilk could never have an effect on, oh, say, the sporting goods industry. Could it? Well consider Napster Fabbing. You need a new wet suit? Just open up Fabster, search for a 3D model of the wet suit your looking for, download the file, drop some rubber pellets in your fabber and Presto!, out comes your wetsuit. Imagine the possibilities as nanotechnology matures.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:08+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Umm, you do know Neal Stephenson's book "The Diamond Age" is a fiction about a society with the opposite, a culture where physical property is now intellectual property, but is thoroughly tied into a rigidly controlled rights system -- and the struggle to make it free.