Into the pirate land

I was reading some of Conrad’s old stories set in South East Asia - mostly about the brave sailors and evil pirates. A hundred years on and there are pirates of a different kind here. The software pirates.

We were in a shopping mall in KL and we spotted several pirate stalls selling all the very latest software and DVDs. I got talking to one of the pirates. He was friendly enough. I asked him if was was concerned about the authorities cracking down on his business. He said they were doing it for the fake DVDs but he was pretty sure that it won’t happen for software.


A good name for a company selling imitation phone covers and accessories.


A shop was selling some old national geographic (50s thru 80s) , was very tempted to get it. But have no home, where to keep it.


Pirate shop, full house.


Lindows is a low cost linux based OS. The Pirates have not even spared Lindows.


Big time gaming. Game companies have figured out how to make money in-spite of the pirates.