Somehow, the DRM argument gets a lot easier to explain when when you pick a better acronym.
CRAP stands for Content, Restriction, Annulment and Protection. It’s my catchy buzz-phrase for a technology that’s really called DRM.
Now the way it works is we’ve got let’s say a company who makes products like Apple here. And they have a technology that’s CRAP that’s around their products. And we’ll put CRAP here because everything that happens inside of here, like video or let’s say audio, for example, music, is protected by this layer of CRAP, and the only thing that can take that layer off are the devices that this company, Apple, says can take it off, for example, the iPod.
Now by itself, this isn’t much of a problem until you go out and you buy a device that’s based on Microsoft’s CRAP. So here’s a device that’s based on Microsoft’s CRAP, and here’s their layer of CRAP here. And inside this little window is some video or some audio, like MP3 or music files. And guess what, when you take this layer of CRAP off, it only can play on a device that Microsoft says it can play on.
And guess what? If you try to connect these universes, they don’t connect. Stop buying this CRAP.