Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans who achieved so much with it.
This made the gods extremely angry because they were in the middle of trying to rent fire to humans with restrictive DRM.
@mycroft Well I mean, there HAVE been early electric engines when internal combustion took off, maybe progress would have been slower if history went down that route instead, but perhaps not for the worse if that tech gained dominance instead?
Has Prometheus been an agent for big oil?
@errant Wasn't the majority of electricity being generated by burning things already? Either way, I don't think Prometheus should be held accountable for everything anyone ever did with it, the same way the inventor of the first pot for carrying water should be held responsible for Nestle.
I have mixed feelings about this given the current climate crisis, but I don’t think that’s on Prometheus.
@mycroft Years later, a different company tried to sell a "Kindle Fire" that you could use to read books, again encumbered by DRM.
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