Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed May 20, 2015 10:53 AM CDT

By now, you've heard the uproar Wired (the online magazine) created recently with an opinion piece titled, "We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership." It was a headline and an opinion meant to inflame. And it worked in the way that so much of the misleading media on the Internet is meant to work... it went viral. Meaning, I guess, thousands -- maybe millions -- of people got incensed by the tone, if not the substance, of the piece. After all, how can any red-blooded American not be incensed by someone or something wanting to destroy ...

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