Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE[2]: Now that's Sniveling!
by jimbee on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Now that's Sniveling! "
jimbee
Member since:
2007-05-05

Apple computers have not always been locked up. The Apple II series was very open.

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RE[3]: Now that's Sniveling!
by lemur2 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 02:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Now that's Sniveling! "
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Apple computers have not always been locked up. The Apple II series was very open.


And now, with the iPad, Apple have moved in completely the opposite direction.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Apple computers have not always been locked up. The Apple II series was very open.


Correct, but then again the bulk of people scouring these boards most likely weren't kids when the Apple II was first announced.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Did anyone play Conan on the Apple II? It was the first game I consumed in a "gamer" type way on an Apple IIe but have never since been able to find it again. It's almost to the point where those six or so level screens seem more like something I dreamed up.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Apple computers have not always been locked up. The Apple II series was very open.


And when did that come out? Every mac I have ever used was locked up. The point is that the ipad isn't a change of pace for the company. The ipad is just a streched out ipod touch.

Just look at what it takes to change the hard drive on the imac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsCTNVEYt8

Or how about how you need a putty knife to change the hard drive on the mac mini
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIiSaunTWWM&feature=related

Apple locks down their computers and devices. More news at 11.

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RE[4]: Now that's Sniveling!
by cerbie on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 06:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Now that's Sniveling! "
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

After the first crack at it (pun intended), the Mac Mini is actually a rather nice design, and easy enough to work on.

That iMac video, however, makes me cringe. Even the worst non-Apple notebooks I've taken apart were nothing like that.

Things like batteries and hard drives aught to be user-replaceable by default. OTOH, that's the main reason I never got an iPod.

Edited 2010-02-03 06:31 UTC

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