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.
Permalink for comment 407612
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Now that's Sniveling!
by umccullough on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Now that's Sniveling! "
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Can you come by my house at about 4pm? My toaster won't calculate PI to 256 decimal places and it really should. It might be an appliance, but I know it should be able to do anything I desire - you've informed me this much!


My toaster doesn't have a CPU in it, but if it did - I would expect that I could wire it up and use it to calculate whatever it was capable of calculating.

Why would I be prevented from doing so? Why would the toaster manufacturer explicitly prevent me from doing so by adding locks and hurdles in my way to make it harder?

Reply Parent Score: 3