Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE[4]: Comment by Richie97
by boldingd on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Richie97"
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That's a very good point. If the iPhone and iPad become popular ways to access the web, then the restrictions on what those devices can do with the sites they access will start to affect the design of websites. If the iPhone helps kill Flash, that may be a good thing. ;) But if it lets Apple start controlling what's possible with the Web, and start controlling what web technologies can and cannot be used, then that's a problem that affects more than just iPhone and iPad users.

And note, Apple could solve that problem by allowing the installation of third-party apps -- like less-restricted web-browsers. Or even allowing alternative web browsers into the App store (the alternative browsers that are there now are really just wrappers around Safari). But they won't - or, at least, haven't, even tho it'd be a simple step to take.

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