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The words "copy protection" make Adam Gervin wince. Gervin is senior marketing director for the entertainment technologies group at Macrovision, in Santa Clara, California, a company best known for cooking up ways to thwart the copying of movies and music from tapes and discs. He's also point man in Macrovision's quest -- through a new release next quarter of its CD protection software, CDS-300 version 7.0 -- to recast its image from foe to friend of copying.
"... you create a tower of babble of standards."
"... by allowing them to manage that tower of babble ..."
OK, I was willing to accept that the speaker wrote an e-mail with poor spelling. But then the author of the piece duplicated his mistake.
It is a "Tower of Babel" - a biblical reference to a tower that was meant to reach heaven and which resulted in the god forcing different languages upon the Earth. Pronounced the same, and probably some relation to the origin of the word "babble", but to speak/write of the Tower of Babel (especially as a metaphor) requires correct spelling.