This article reminded me of this: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/drm-cars-will-drive-consumers-crazy
Indeed. Automakers have been fighting the same fight as John Deere for decades. We have consumer protection laws, for instance, that allow a 3rd party to change the oil and make repairs in a car without voiding its factory warranty. It will be interesting to see how Telsa and the rise of the “rolling computer” change things.
As an aside, I scrolled down a bit accidentally so I scrolled back up to start from scratch. Motherboard proceeded to then skip back through 8-9 different articles (from what I could see in the URL) without leaving any history/back state.
I love the modern web. /s