Well, MS finally downloaded their super-duper upgrade which included
a 3d graphics software program that upgrades my graphic card to enable 3D
MS makes it VERY clear that they own the 3D graphics accelerator they put on my cmputer....
wait for it...
Much to my surprise the purpose of the 3D program is to allow the home user
to take their 3D creation, send it to MS, who will happily take the design
and have the invention created on a 3D printer and then ship your realized invention back to you !
You can also download any design you have created elsewhere and send it in.
What a wonderful world we live in ! ! If nothing else, think of the children !
The first question that comes to my mind is how many poor saps are gong to invent something to be made on
a 3D printer and one of two things happen:
If the excited home user is not the most worldly person on his block, and submits
a design for a widget that will either change the world, or maybe just make some money,
and has not taken the proper legal steps to protect their design,
what are the chances that MS and or the division or company they are outsourcing
the 3D printing to will have a little say in who owns that design ?
Don't forget, if you are using MS 3D graphics accelerator included THEY own that, not you.
If IF the home user has taken some legal precautions, what is to prevent MS
from doing a tweek here and a tweak there, and then the inventor of the design
has the option of trying to fight MS's army of lawyers.
The biggest brain drain since we rounded up Nazi scientists after WWII, with the worst of Big Brother
intentions, or am I just too cynical for my own good ?
Or something in between ?
What say you ?