My co-worker Martin had an interesting problem at work this week. After the latest MS critical upgrade and reboot he could no longer open a particular email. His email client told him he didn't have the correct rights. HIS email client.
And the IT department couldn't solve it.
So now we have not just a DRM system that possibly protects documents that shouldn't be read, but a DRM system that protects documents that *should* be read. A buggy DRM system. Why am I not surprised? This is certainly a place I never expected computers to go. They were supposed to empower us, not be facilitators in taking power away from us.
[*] I may have some of the details wrong here, as I didn't pay too close attention to it - I'll post corrections on monday if I have any of this wrong.