And Paul, the strip wasn't about DRM. It was about the contrary nature of people on the internet, that they're so determined to show other people they're right that they'd argue a dead subject.
If that's the case, then it would be easy to find an actual dead subject that gets thrown around, right?
Regardless of the message, the content is still about that kind of guy
on the internet. And what do you know, that's what the message is about, too. They are one and the same. The comic is basically saying, "It would be ironic if
," as opposed to, "It sure is ironic when
." Which is fine if it calls a real
absurdity into light. But it doesn't.
I'm not sure I've explained myself as clearly as possible, so I'll give it another angle in case that helps:
The comic only makes sense if it aptly criticizes that guy
. And that requires such people to even exist to a notable extent. Maybe they do and I've just missed it?
I'm not that out of touch. I remember such nonsense several years ago, but it has been a dead subject for a while. Which makes criticizing that non-existent douchebag tantamount to making a yatta joke or talking about how George Bush looks like a monkey, or, *gasp* talking about music DRM yourself. I find that
ironic, but only unintentionally.