Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

vice.com/en_us/article/bvgx9w/

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@yogthos JD is a horrible company living off their historic brand name. Everything they ship now is locked down with DRM and service info is locked away.
There is a huge business opportunity for a company like CASE/IH/MF, etc to swoop in and start selling equipment with full service manuals and "open" standards like was common back in the day. JD has burned so many people a documented serviceable machine would make a killing.
I know it wont happen though.
SaaS is the corporate mindset today.

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