I heard that the XBox will only work if you connect it to the internet as least once every 24 hours. How stupid is that? When I was a kid I had a Nintendo and Sega Genesis. You didn't have to connect them to the internet to keep them working.
In regards to the FBI wanting a back door into all your software... well, unless they feel like tracking down the source code to all my ancient DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows ME/98/95 software.... good luck with that.
Newer operating systems don't exist in my world view. Everything is now designed to be accessible to outside parties, without the users permission. Technology and internet freedom reached it's peak back in the nineties. I remember surfing the web back in the mid nineties, when it was new, using Windows 3.1 and Netscape 1 or 2.
THAT, back then, was the internet. You typed a word into Web Crawler or InfoSeek search engines and the results were mostly people's homepages, which were designed by actual people. Shock! Sure, the presentation was kinda quirky, but it was unique and fun. Well, now homepages are dead and gone, and you have stupid blogs which must be run according to the rules of Google/Wordpress or whomever, and they can delete them at will, without reason or notice.
The internet back then was so exciting and fun. Everything was a homepage that somebody took the time to design from scratch. Everything now is swamped in consumerism, commericialism, and general BS.
Sure, computers now are faster, but I thought the computers from back then were GOOD ENOUGH (mine is a Pentium III less than 1 GHz)... and I have fond memories of all the computer games from my youth. Everything now is just saturated in violence and bloodshed... it's sickening. I remember playing Number Munchers, the original Oregon Trail, and Carmen San Diego at school. Then as I got older I still played lots of DOS arcade games. I still got a few on this computer... if anybody remembers those PLBM Games by Kurt Dekker. He released all of them as freeware. I still play his Frogger and all those occasionally.
I guess you could blame Doom or Wolfenstien 3D for the gore in games nowadays.
Getting back to the back door in all software, I will keep using my ancient technology, and hopefully fly under their radar.