Greed is a wonderful thing, I guess, for the Vermont liberals running Green Mountain Coffee. How else to explain that their new machines will incorporate digital rights management?

“Green Mountain has announced a new anticompetitive plan to maintain its monopoly by redesigning its brewers to lock out competitors’ products. Such lock-out technology cannot be justified based on any purported consumer benefit, and Green Mountain itself has admitted that the lock-out technology is not essential for the new brewers’ function. Like its exclusionary agreements, this lock-out technology is intended to serve anticompetitive and unlawful ends.”

Personally, I think I consume about one cup of coffee every two years or so. It’s just not my thing. I’m a hot cocoa kind of guy. Swiss Miss forever!