I just wanted to start a topic for conversation here. be forewarned this may sound a bit ranty (is that a word?). anyway, I have been looking around at all this new "wii scene" stuff and frankly have to laugh at this bushing guy. Now before you throw the rotten tomatoes realize that i respect his intentions completely, but he (she?) is an idealist, not a realist. Bushing doesnt sound like an idiot and must have known that his creation would lead to piracy on the wii. as I understand it people are already loading unsigned wiiware of some sort. The fact of the matter is, kiddies, that when you open the door to homebrew you get everything that goes with it, including the pirates. now I will be the first to admit that I am a PSP "Scener" my posts on the psp boards should tell anyone who cares to investigate that much. but I have high hopes for the wii. or was that had? the point is that bushing knew full well the consequences of opening the box and it is nothing but hypocritical for him to call out pirate program authors or even pirates. they are your children, bushing. and when the wii falls we will be able to look back and point the finger at him as the progenitor of this whole fiasco, as responsible, if not more, than the pirates he claims to despise. of course most will always regard him as "the hero who cracked the wii", he and the rest of team "twiizer". I could go on about what the fall of the wii would mean, how microsoft could consume the entertainment world and change existence as we know it, but that is a topic for another post. as a side note I also think it is laughable that the mods on this board shut down any talk about isos "but emulators are ok". cause after all everybody is going to develop homebrew roms for the SNES and such right? thats what you all are doing right? QJ NET is the guilded forum I suppose (that means shiny on the outside but corrupt on the inside and has nothing to do with mmorpg clubs btw lol) I guess what I'm really asking is in the end will opening the door to running homebrew or linux (I still dont get why you would want to run an OS on something with such archaic sys specs but maybe i'm dense) really worth all this? because bushing, not everybody is bright enough to realize that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and before long your "cenobite" pirates will come out of that box and take your dreams to hell. it has already begun. you give humanity too much credit Anybody have any thoughts on this? I know this is very ranty but I want to know if theres anybody else who sees this from the macro vantage point. or maybe I have it all wrong and theres something I'm not seeing.