Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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It's simple really...
by Caliban on Sun 25th Oct 2009 17:55 UTC
Caliban
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2009-10-25

And it has nothing to do with lack of confidence, concern about purity, or any other misguided metaphor.

In the Apple business model, they make most of their money on hardware, not software.

In the Apple business model, because the operating system is tied so closely to the hardware, they are able to offer innovations--and charge a premium--that would not be possible if they had to support clones along with their own hardware.

Years ago, Apple tried allowing clones and it almost killed the company. They have no wish to repeat that experience.

Basically, you are suggesting that Apple follow the Microsoft business model. They don't want to do that and why should they? They have an approach that works them and they have every right to protect it from rip-off artists such as Pystar.

None of this should be news to you.

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