Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:57 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Apple's current - and in our opinion, objectionable - position is now close to the complete opposite of its initial stance. From promoting openness and standards, the company is now pushing for an ever more locked-down and restricted platform. It's bad for competition, it's bad for developers, and it's bad for consumers. I hope that there will be enough of a backlash that the company is forced to reconsider, but with the draw of all those millions of iPhone (and now, iPad) customers, I fear that Apple's developers will, perhaps with some reluctance, just accept the restriction and do whatever Cupertino demands."
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pompous stranger
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2006-05-28

As food retailers go, Apple has much more in common with the likes of Sodexo than they do with small organic stores. Ya know, companies that get food service contracts for universities and then ban all Coke products on campus (because they're a Pepsi retailer), or prevent students from making their own food by banning microwaves and hotplates, etc.

Apple has been copy-pasting from that same playbook for years.


What in god's name are you talking about?

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