Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Sep 2009 22:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Earlier this week, I detailed a number of things Apple could learn from how Palm handles its phones, operating system, and applications. Today, news broke out of the first application rejection from Palm's App Catalog, and from this and Palm's actions surrounding this rejection Apple can again learn a whole lot.
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RE[4]: Slightly ironic.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 11th Sep 2009 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Slightly ironic. "
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

On the one hand, what Palm has essentially done is say to the developers of the rejected app "we aren't going to endorse/distribute what you've done - but we're not going to try to prevent you from distributing the app or prevent anyone from using it."

On the other hand, the stance that Apple has taken towards Pre/iTunes sync is essentially "we're not going to support what you've done - AND we're going to go out of our way to break it at every opportunity."


IMHO, that is why its slightly ironic. FYI, that quote above compares the two. Thus making them comparable,albeit more of a comparison between an apple and an orange rather than a Macintosh and a Fuji or between a Hammer and a Dolphin.

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RE[5]: Slightly ironic.
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 12th Sep 2009 16:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Slightly ironic. "
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"On the one hand, what Palm has essentially done is say to the developers of the rejected app "we aren't going to endorse/distribute what you've done - but we're not going to try to prevent you from distributing the app or prevent anyone from using it."

On the other hand, the stance that Apple has taken towards Pre/iTunes sync is essentially "we're not going to support what you've done - AND we're going to go out of our way to break it at every opportunity."


IMHO, that is why its slightly ironic.
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How is it ironic? The only way I can see that situation being ironic is if the app Palm blocked was an eBook, co-written by Palm staff, describing why cellphone makers should never block applications from an online software store.

Although, to steal a quote from RvB, "while not exactly ironic, it IS odd in an unexpected way that defies normal circumstances."

FYI, that quote above compares the two. Thus making them comparable,albeit more of a comparison between an apple and an orange rather than a Macintosh and a Fuji or between a Hammer and a Dolphin.


Yes, I probably should have used "not equivalent" or "not analogous" instead of "not comparable." In this case, I was using "not comparable" in the colloquial sense: as a shorthand for "not a valid/useful comparison."

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You have an interesting habbit of not parsing my grammatical flurishes, while assuming that I don't understand yours. I understand what you are saying, you don't understand what I am saying.

Oh well. Its not the end of the world. Have a good day.

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