Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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Good to see
by deathshadow on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:34 UTC
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... the reality distortion field slapped down for a moment.

It really takes giant brass cojones for ANYONE at Apple to talk about 'openness' given that "our way or the highway" seems to be the company motto. NOBODY in the computer industry since the 8 bit era died has practiced more vendor lock-in than Apple.

That anyone who knows ANYTHING about computers would fall for this malarkey is unbelievable - of course, nobody who actually KNOWS anything about computers is dumb enough to throw money away on any of their products.

But by their own admission - in computers the majority of consumers is not their target audience... They don't want the people who can't afford to throw a few hundred dollars away on a phone or $600 on the functionality of a nettop as customers. See why the only computer they make that has anything resembling REAL upgrades starts out at over two and a half grand for what you could build in a $1200 i7. Actually, that's not fair... to the whitebox - you'd be hard pressed to build an i7 with that LITTLE RAM or Hard Drive.

Though Thom - GREAT job of showing Apple's card stacking in action. Apple always tries to make wild marketing claims about their competitors that are things they themselves do... Card stacking - supporting one's position by omitting the facts that contradict you. Ranks right up there with Apple's use of Bandwagon, Plain folks, Name Calling, and other indoctrinational propaganda techniques that border on brainwashing techniques.

Which I swear still has to be the ONLY reason ANYONE is dumb enough to buy ANY of their crap.

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