The Napster of Needlepoint?
August 1, 2000 2:44 PM   Subscribe

The Napster of Needlepoint? "They're housewives and they're hackers" say Pegasus Originals who are beginning legal moves to stop online sharing of needlepoint patterns. (Via
posted by Foaf (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What they need to do is to have several grandmothers in a clean-room environment, reverse engineering the patterns. Then they can write up the new patterns by description, and have other hacker-grandmothers implement the designs. Then the new BIOS -- er, patterns -- can then be published free and clear.

That'll larn 'em.
posted by Ray at 3:28 PM on August 1, 2000

This article could be run verbatim in The Onion.

posted by Mars Saxman at 4:32 PM on August 1, 2000

The whole thing is getting ridiculous - not that it wasn't already to start with!!

*everything* is on the web by now...people should expect it...God, you can even learn how to make a bomb, I think needlepoint theft is slightly overshadowed by that one..
posted by justnobody at 8:22 PM on August 2, 2000

The best part is near the bottom of the article. Who owns the country's biggest needlepoint publisher? Time Warner.
posted by aaron at 10:30 PM on August 2, 2000

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