Microsoft: “We think our software is far more secure than open-source software. It is more secure because we stand behind it, we fixed it, because we built it. Nobody ever knows who built open-source software,” he said.

Walter Benjamin called this quality of the work – in which provenance and bloodline stood for so much more than the content of useability – its aura. In art it really only operates in a fairly matey and teasable way these days*: in the marketing of technology, it grinds on…

*(ie i know someone who owns a painting by PAUL SIMONON: and yr reaction just there proves my point i think)