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Interview: Jean-Louis Gassee
on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (
) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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RE: Martin Hedberg
on Mon 15th Apr 2013 16:04 UTC in reply to "
The ban of YouTube is an example of that. They limit the freedom of their customers, not because of adding value ,by making things simple, but of pure greed.
What are you talking about? Apple didn't ban YouTube: they decided to stop maintaining their own Youtube app and allow Google to make one of their own. Incidentally this has meant less Youtube compatibility issues over all, plus a rise in third-party Youtube apps (my favorite being YouPlayer) that work far better than the one we'd been stuck with since it was first added to iOS. I'd call that increasing our freedom to choose our Youtube experience, not a destructive business decision. Same goes for Apple Maps: it had enormous problems when it first came out, but Google Maps hasn't been taken from you. Google now maintains it, and who do you think can do a better job maintaining a Google Maps app than Google themselves? Apple Maps has done some incredible things for those who have limited to no vision as well that Google still has not done, so it's an improvement for some of us over nothing. Some of us now have a choice, imagine that? A choice, I might add, that we do not have on any other mobile platform to date. Yeah, Apple is really limiting our freedom.
Why the hell would you pick nonexistent problems when there are actually legitimate problems with Apple's policies? You've continued this trend throughout all of your comments. I don't know if you are deliberately being stubborn or genuinely can't see how foolish you are making yourself appear, but it'd be best to take a step back and rethink your arguments. If you want to attack Apple, there are legitimate things you can talk about so I'd suggest you actually take some time to think about your arguments instead of having knee-jerk reactions to nonexistent issues. Here's a hint: start with inconsistent application of App Store guidelines, and unnecessary censorship. There, I gave you two for free. Start from the real problems and let's see if you can do a better job next time.
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