Monday, May 29, 2006

Save the Planet!

Am I the only one who finds the disclaimer at the end of this little item a tad disturbing?

(Ah go on, read it - it's not very long, I promise!)

Granted, I haven't done much investigation into this at all - I just happened upon it today - but I just love the way they put it, something like this:

"Install our software because we're telling you it'll help Mother Earth. You won't see what it's doing, but it will do something - namely collect certain data from you PC - and when it's done it will send the information back to us without you even knowing.
PS we can't be held responsible if it crashes your computer or accidentally bankrupts your company."

Ahem. I'm sure our IT Security people would love it.


angel said...

teehee... download = deeep doodoo!

beadinggalinMS said...

LMAO! Ya know download their software and if it bankrupts your company atleast you are saving the planet. :)

kyknoord said...

There are a lot of these distributed computing projects on the go out there. Many of them are legit and although there's no easy way to tell, I think the ones with the stupid disclaimers are on the level, because they're actually worried about lawsuits.

anne said...

So we download eMule and we could end in jail, but they ask us to download potentially dangerous software, and they're not liable for anything?
Life is so unfair sometimes.

Spookie the Warrior said...

Bloody lunatics.... LOL!!

jason evans said...

Don't you just love boilerplate legal language? Too bad fine print isn't supported by html so well.

I wouldn't download a gremlin like that unless I were directly involved or had direct knowledge of the experiment.

This style of computing has been done before, though.

Jeff said...

They must be crazy! hehe

Terri said...

angel - 'zactly!

beads - Sure, I mean everything has a price, right?

kyknoord - Hmmm, I still don't like the idea of having someone else's software on my PC gathering data and sending it into cyberspace.

anne - {{sigh}} Isn't it?!

spookie - hehehe, don't hold back on your opinions, hon!

jason - Legal jargon should be made illegal. Why can't they just use English like everybody else?

jeff - Either that or the article was written by the Technical staff, not the Marketing department ;)

Ben O. said...

That looks alot like the fine print on a twinkie I ate last night. Small world, huh?

Ben O.

beadinggalinMS said...

Helllloooooooo Terri!!
You should get you a lil chat box like mine so I can leave you messages all day long. haahaa :)
I had a weird word verification earlier and wished it was on your blog cause we are always making fun of them. It was eewwbbj. No need to explain that one either. LOL

Lori said...

Hi Terri want to send you some Florida sunshine to help you save the planet.

Terri said...

ben o - You mean the Twinkies are in on it too??? Must be a conspiracy!

beads - lol! No explanation necessary!

lori - Thanks Honey, I got the sunshine you sent... it is BEAUTIFUL weather here today, just in time for the long weekend :)

beadinggalinMS said...

Hi Hi Hi Hi!! :)