Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Earlier this year, it became known that the Palm Pre, engineered by a number of ex-Apple engineers, could interface with Apple's iTunes as if it was an iPod. Everybody more or less expected Apple to block the Pre from syncing with iTunes, but I don't think any of us had anticipated just how forthright Apple would be about it.
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RE[2]: Is it just me or...
by Machster on Thu 16th Jul 2009 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it just me or..."
Machster
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2007-05-15


Apple isn't legally or morally required to support non-Apple music devices via iTunes


But isn't not supporting different from deliberate blocking? Maybe we ought to ask Intel.

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RE[3]: Is it just me or...
by memson on Thu 16th Jul 2009 13:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it just me or..."
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

But isn't not supporting different from deliberate blocking? Maybe we ought to ask Intel.


No. If I don't "support" * you, would I let you live in my house, eat my food and sleep in my bed? No, I would lock my door and tell you to go somewhere else if you tried to gain access. If you broke in to my house, you would be fair game.

* Support - yes I have slightly twisted your meaning, but essentially the analogy stands.

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RE[4]: Is it just me or...
by Machster on Thu 16th Jul 2009 14:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Is it just me or..."
Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

I believe a better analogy is this:

Someone has just lost his house and is living in park near your home. If you don't support this arrangement you just pass by the park and ignore this person. Whereas if you wanted to block this arrangement you call the police and have this person arrested and taken away.

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