Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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What do you want Apple to do?

I don't expect any of those things to happen. I just want AT&T and Apple to know that abusing your developers and disregarding your customers is a dead-end street. I want them both to continue to be profitable. I complain because I care!

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Well, you're certainly complaining about what Apple is up to. And given that you took the effort to come up with this rant and boycott campaign, you definitely must care. However, what are you really looking for? "Apple needs to improve" or "Apple needs to know that customers care" just isn't specific enough. If you really want to start a major PR campaign to get Apple to change, you need to be very explicit and clear about what you want the to do differently. Otherwise, it just comes off as complaining and ranting (which it may anyway, but then at least you can have clear arguments and requests for Apple to reply to).

Clearly, you think that Apple is screwing up a major opportunity and screwing over its customers in the process. But if you want anything to change, you need to be clear about what you want to change. This is even more the case when you want others to join you to present any kind of single front. X number of customers complaining about a specific thing is going to do a lot better than X customers complaining about X different things (even if many of those things are similar).

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