Here's one more example of why I think the Powers that Be will ultimately do their best to deep six all unrestricted general purpose computers and open source software.
Take a Raspberry Pi, download a free copy of OpenBTS
, do a little additional coding and attach to a radio interface and voila!
- your very own (totally illegal in many places) GSM cellular phone network!
! Lookee here:
To paraphrase agent Mulder in the X Files
: The technology
is out there.
And to quote William Gibson in his cyberpunk short story Burning Chrome
: The Street finds its own uses for things.