Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

Your Browser Can't Let You Do That, Dave.

That's right, Gentle Reader.  
W3C has this to tell us hapless end-users: 
"Enjoy the freedom to view source while you can."

W3C green-lights adding DRM to 
the Web's standards, 
says it's OK for your browser to say "I can't let you do that, Dave"
by Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
Here's the bad news: the World Wide Web Consortium is going ahead with its plan to add DRM to HTML5, setting the stage for browsers that are designed to disobey their owners and to keep secrets from them so they can't be forced to do as they're told. 
... now that it's kosher to contemplate locking up browsers against their owners, we'll see every kind of control-freakery come out of the woodwork, from flags that prevent "View Source" to restricting embedded fonts to preventing image downloading to Javascript that you can't save and run offline. Indeed, some of this stuff is already underway ...
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I wonder if they will let us if we pay more? 
Funny how morality can be bought. Who would we pay? and other such thoughts until finally I realize what madness this is.

Dear W3C: You're Nuts! Sincerely, The End Users
Dear W3C: You're NUTS! -Sincerely, The End-Users.

Be seeing you.

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