Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
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RE[5]: Ridiculous
by obsidian on Wed 8th Sep 2010 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ridiculous"
obsidian
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Exactly!

If only there were companies out there which had enough vision to see this as an *opportunity*.

In other words, they can see that there are people wanting to tinker around with hardware, and they'd think "ok, now there's an opportunity here. This could be an interesting market. How can we build on this? How can we help them out and grow the market?"

In other words, a bit like the Lego Mindstorms approach, as it were. Ok, that was built specifically for programming and mods, but you get the general idea.

If Sony were to take the Mindstorms approach with the PS3, allowing people to tinker with it, that would seem to be more productive.

Such companies seem to be rare, unfortunately.

Edited 2010-09-08 00:43 UTC

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