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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

 
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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:29PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Tuesday March 04 2014, @01:29PM (#10597) Homepage Journal

    You jest, but there's a reason for Apple's walled garden. But a DRM coffeemake? WTF?? Who would be stupid enough to buy one?

    And it's not DRM, what digital rights does a coffeemaker manufacturer have? Christ, it's just a couple of heating elements, a tank and a switch. Perhaps we need a new name for this consumer lock-in evil and stupid bullshit.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 05 2014, @04:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 05 2014, @04:34PM (#11387)

    > You jest, but there's a reason for Apple's walled garden. But a DRM coffeemake? WTF??

    Same reason... to secure a percentage of the profits on every sale of (apps/coffee).