The power is in the name
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When travelling back home yesterday, I was bored on the final leg from Amsterdam to Trondheim so I decided to read the KLM in-flight magazine (whatever it’s called). This month’s issue was about “Online”, basically the Internet. A fairly good issue with a decent amount of mostly-correct historical material as well as interesting outlooks on what’s to come.

In the good tradition of such articles, a wordlist was included. Among the words was the word “bitleg” used to describe what would usually be described as software piracy. The latter word gives connotations to murder and robbery. Bitlegging doesn’t have nearly as negative connotations and describe the issue at hand a lot more calmly and better.

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