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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by _xmv on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 16:18 UTC in reply to "..."
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What I've seen lately is a lot of anti-apple campaing from everywhere and the iPad is just another excuse to batch apple. All started because the app. store closed policy, a few made a lot of noice about it w/o taking in count the thousands of other developers who had no problem at all and actually made a lot of money.

And now we have the new "Hero" witch is Google. But lets see for how long until another "Hero" replaces it.

google has bad sides as well.
theres no hero.

when reaching some critical mass, every company is going to be evil in such ways. even if you had a good CEO, hes going to be remplaced eventually and most are inclined to one rule: do whatever brings the most power.
and what is power?
money is power.
knowledge is power.
control is power.

and make sure you do not share the wealth.

you achieve this by e.g. (and thats a very limited view) restricting freedom gradually, ensuring lock-ins (hi, h264) and so forth. it works best on the young generation who do not have recent real-life history of such events.

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