Well, *that* was a big surprise

It’s been slashdotted, so I won’t repeat it here. Intuit has announced that it is removing the current copy protection scheme from next year’s version of Turbo Tax. I guess that all the bad publicity (and support headaches) didn’t make the paltry increase of sales worth it. (Plus, how many people defected to TaxCut?)

I’m happy with TT, and will probably buy it next year if its DRM technology has either been removed, or is simple and non-invasive. I was definitely prepared to jump ship otherwise.

Good move, Intuit. But I think I’ll save my official thanks until next year’s version is out. (“Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me…”).

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