Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Must... pretend... to care...
File-sharing! You know what that means. Dumb comments by freshmen!
Actually, first, we need this comment, on getting the go-ahead to try to sell stuff to universities:
"We have been accepted into this elite club where (we) are able to have conversations and meetings with different campuses individually," said Cdigix spokesperson Laurie Rubenstein.
You know the secret 'eligible vendor' handshake, right?
With Napster's music bank of 1.5 million songs, unlimited stream and download, and sharing, [Napster spokeschick Dana Harris] said, "As long as students are getting access to the music they want I don't see why anyone would not use it."
Oh, oh, I can think of a reason! Because cheap is worse than free?
UC Berkeley freshman Mary Yang said she was unaware that the university even offered services like RealNetworks' Rhapsody, but that she would not take advantage of legal downloading if Napster became a provider.
"I would prefer to use what I am using now and I would not switch," she said. "I don't think a lot of students care so long as the music is free."
Gotta admit to theft in the local paper. How can anyone resist?
Anyway, one more dumb freshman quote on pets:
With many tenants sneaking pets past relatively lenient landlords, some students say continuing the ban against animals in residences is unfair to students.
"The people who would own a cat, for instance, would probably have the ability to take care of it in such a way as to not cause a problem," says freshman Diane Ko.
Ko says a policy requiring residents to pay for the damages created by their pets would be most practical for landlords, the University, and especially new tenants who come to Berkeley still emotionally attached to their pets.
"A pet can sometimes be more reliable or more comforting than any other person," Ko says.
People don't even have the ability to take care of themselves in such a way as to not cause a problem, so I sort of doubt they'd keep their pets under control. Also, make some human friends.
University residential housing and University Students' Cooperative Association housing restrict ownership of all warm-blooded pets, allowing only attendant animals and fish.
They restrict warm-blooded pets, allowing only attendant animals. But fish? I've got some unfortunate news for the writer: they're not warm-blooded. They don't belong in that sentence. And if you want to argue that they do, then you have to wonder about lizards and such.
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