[rumori] FW: Granny hackers rock needlepoint world!

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Sat Aug 05 2000 - 10:45:19 PDT

this is great:

> http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/08/03/stitch.reut/index.html
> LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A stitch in time used to save nine. But bands of
> underground grannies have started stealing stitches online, rocking the
> genteel world of needlepoint and threatening to tie the industry in knots.
> Their numbers are probably in the hundreds rather than the millions that
> make up the Napster song-sharing community on the Web.
> Yet the pattern publishing and needlepoint industry is so alarmed at the
> mostly elderly cross-stitch pirates who swap copyright patterns for free
> via the Internet that they are threatening to take legal action.
> "This strikes at the heart of the needlepoint industry. The people who are
> doing this seem to have a hacker's mentality," said Jo Weiss, executive
> secretary of the International Needleart Retailers Guild.

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