Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 23:08 UTC
Legal A few days ago, technology blog Valleywag's launched its Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt, a sort-of contest in which people with evidence of the existence of Apple's much-rumoured tablet could win large sums of money. Apple apparently wasn't amused, as the company resorted to its usual tactic whenever it doesn't like something in the press: litigation, litigation, litigation.
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Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

Can't think of anything you said that I disagree with.

It would - naively perhaps - be nice if Apple now, could remember its roots and have a little more patience with geeks and be a lot less inclined to bully and intimidate.

It seems a shame that a company with its origins should be a less positive force than Microsoft or IBM. This letter http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/timeline/timeline... from Bill Gates is a lot "friendlier" than the ones Apple now uses.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Actually re-watching the old documentaries on securitytube a month ago reminded me of many details I'd lost over the years.

MS was headed towards it's current incarnation even before Mr Gates open letter to the computer club. Apple still had it's geek cred at that time. It is a shame that it's become so closed with such a hell bent need to demonize the very subculture it was spawned from.

Actually, it's interesting to see just how many of the early computer folk where computer club alumni.

But still, it is the hackers who invent and create and the companies who pilfer and profit. Thankfully free software has managed to survive and is now growing again. It was the original development model after all. This retail model championed by Microsoft and similar companies has been the anomaly in the timeline though a very lucrative anomaly.

At least The Woz hasn't lost his sense of humor, hacker ethic or curiosity. He's as much a geek as he ever was, and baud bless him for it.

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