It is very optimistic and, at least for geeks, sounds pretty good. But, there is another side to it.
I confess that the article has me thinking. There are lots of Ron Paul positions I disagree with. Serious ones. But, on the other hand, they are his positions now, in the past and in the future.
That said, how can we discriminate between peer-to-peer sharing that is legal vs. illegal? It just seems all too complicated. Even the rules within one country are complicated so what about on a global level?
My understanding is that in the US, using your VCR to time-shift a TV program is legal.
In the case of Marijuana we have the excuse that it is an illegal drug. No matter how bogus, that is the excuse there. In the case of tumeric there is no such excuse. The issue seems to be the usual—the FDA, clearly a subsidiary Big Pharma, has not and will not give it its blessing. Why?
Well, give me a break.
Marijuana has already made inroads where there are no effective patent medicines such as AIDS wasting and nausea from chemotherapy. If it is effective in those cases, it seems that is more evidence that we are being sold a bill of goods in other cases.
By now we are used to censorship so that a child doesn't get to see a naked breast (even though killing people seems to be OK) but it sounds like the crazyness is going a bit beyond breasts.
One of the first problems is that what one thinks is a CMS is not necessarily what others think it is. Yes, it is a Content Management System but that is less than a precise definition. Rather than try to refine the definition extensively, let me say the general goal is to just create a dynamic web site. Public, more than one person adding content and lots of people reading content. Not precise but at least it will get us closer to the same game.
Many years ago my friend Teran said "Use Drupal.
Now, TZM certainly can do what they want with their site and, from what I have read so far, it seems pretty decent. It reads like any party site but I pretty much agree with it.