February 18, 2004
Why hacking is good for technology development

Ross Mayfield writes about RFID Hacks:

[...] the problem is not with the tags themselves, but the systems that manage them. In whole, however, they represent a tracking technology which impells the need for political, industrial and social oversight.

Whenever a technology of control is created, it calls for oversight and oversight can be accelerated by empowering a broader base of developers. The more people hacking it, the more open it is, the more oversight is fostered.

[...]

So the more people you have hacking this cheap and accessible technology, the lesser the risk of technology abuse and the quicker we reach the stage where we interact with our objects in ways we wish.

... everyonce can now go out and get a $ 150 tag reader and check out what data can be read of (some of) the RFID tags in use...

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I wish someone would release an RFID :CueCat :)

Posted by: l.m.orchard on February 18, 2004 10:49 PM

I bought Sungale make DVD2026.It can now read only region-1 DVDs. Can it made to read all region DVDs so that it can be used at INDIA where the region code is 5.

Posted by: c c subbarao on December 26, 2005 11:55 PM

I bought Sungale make DVD2026.It can now read only region-1 DVDs. Can it made to read all region DVDs so that it can be used at MEXICO where the region code is 4????

Posted by: carlos on December 30, 2005 10:34 PM
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