Does anyone else out there feel like their privacy is invaded by the registration process that goes along with Mathematica 3.0? I don't want to answer any questions about me to get a bloody password. I have to tell them who my advisor is, what's my thesis topic, how do I make money.
This strikes me as an offensive market research tool. If I pay money for a product, I expect it to work out of the box. With Mathematica 3.0, I must first hand over to the folks at Wolfram all kinds of info I don't feel like letting others poke through. They promise not to spill my beans to others. When I purchased the software, I had absolutely no expectation that I had to spill my beans to anyone. Even if Wolfram keeps the info to themselves (which I actually think they will do), I don't even want _them_ to have it.
I feel like I have to compromise my privacy in a way that I did not agree to when I signed the check to Wolfram Research.