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: Pertinent analogy
by JAlexoid on Thu 8th Apr 2010 20:31 UTC in reply to "Pertinent analogy"
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You can even compare Apple with a car maker that sells lazy, expensive but well designed cars (iPod, iPhone, Ipad) that forces you to buy expensive gas from them (AppStore, iTunes).

What? iTunes expensive? That's new :-D
It's their hardware that is expensive.

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