Practise what you preach

Funny how a US senator who’s been calling for computers with illegal software to be smoked, used unlicensed Javascript code for his official website’s dropdown menu (the code has since been registered).

[Senator Orrin] Hatch on Tuesday surprised a Senate hearing on copyright issues with the suggestion that technology should be developed to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Net.

Hatch said damaging someone’s computer “may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights,” the Associated Press reported. He then suggested the technology would twice warn a computer user about illegal online behavior, “then destroy their computer.”

Tangential thought: Nationwide, the majority of Singaporeans’ home PCs would go up in smoke.

Seriously, though, it goes to show how important the integrity of the design / IT company you’ve hired to create your website is. The cost of a software licence may be a hefty amount to some, but it is a small price to pay for upholding your reputation.