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The Von Neuman Game of UIT

The current UIT situation can be viewed as a Von Neuman Game of player coalitions:

Centralizing, monopolizing tendencies in SW Industry: The Big Brothers
preserving trade secrets, keeps user-relevant system information and modification potential locked up in proprietary and encrypted formats.

in coalition with:
A vast, unsophisticated User Community who is served by WIMP UIT
Least common denominator translates into largest customer base.

Locked out are:
Power users
Features lost:
User Configuration, Modification, Adaptation, Transparency of SW

Examples of lone ranger activities for power users:
Free SW Foundation, GNU, Linux, Open Source, BeOS

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