Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 12:20 UTC
Editorial Car analogies are quite popular on internet discussion forums, and ours is no exception. The problem with these analogies, however, is that they are usually quite flimsy, and a recent popular one is no exception. A number of people are now arguing that computer makers' move towards closed platforms (Apple, Sony, and so on) is akin to people no longer being able to service cars on their own. This analogy, which looks sound on a superficial level, breaks down when you spend more than five minutes contemplating it.
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RE: specialists
by kvarbanov on Thu 8th Apr 2010 13:32 UTC in reply to "specialists"
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Oh, come on, I've had enough with those guys from Apple ... wherever I turn - Apple is behind the corner, come on people, get out of the shell, there are other interesting things in our virtual lives. And yes, I drive modified V6, it's quite straightforward though and anyone can service it - the same with the computers - I own only hand-built pieces with Linux on them, why would I want to be stuck with only one vendor and have no control over MY machinery ?

Edited 2010-04-08 13:34 UTC

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