Legacy Costs: Adobe’s History, Among Others, Have Hit Us All In The Wallet

Software licenses have always been a bit of a touchy subject with me.  I’ve always felt they exerted more control than should reasonably be allowed.  Adobe, in my mind, was one of the more egregious companies in pushing for more and more control over what customers could do with a legally purchased product.  They helped to usher in an era where we get charged more and more for the right to use a product we already paid through the teeth for.  Here’s a big shout out to a company that has helped set the standards for screwing its customers both by charging obscene prices and enshrining into law unprecedented controls after you’ve already paid.

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