> So it seems that Creative Labs would rather uphold the principles of
> oppression, than allow their customers access to working drivers for
> their products. It would also appear that the lack of any official
> working drivers for these products is not only due to incompetence, but
> may also be a matter of policy ... some kind of underhand strategy (if
> so, then it seems rather nonsensical. Surely Creative would want fully
> functional drivers for Vista).
> But who can fathom the bizarre logic of this sick breed known as
> Intellectual Monopolists?
> And make no mistake, it certainly is a disease, that clouds the senses
> and poisons the mind, convincing the protagonists that the intangible
> ether of ideas must be claimed, like a pack of rabid gold prospectors
> rushing murderously towards the glint of gold in a rock face. But ideas
> are not lumps of rocks to be carried off and guarded by some crazed;
> toothless pioneers bearing flintlocks. An idea is like the scent of
> roses in the air; once released it cannot (and should not) be
> suppressed. The Intellectual Monopolists have this twisted notion that
> they should have the right to control who is allowed to perceive
> reality. Ideas cannot be undone; they cannot be unmade; and they cannot
> be owned. It's a ridiculous notion.