Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 12:20 UTC
Editorial Car analogies are quite popular on internet discussion forums, and ours is no exception. The problem with these analogies, however, is that they are usually quite flimsy, and a recent popular one is no exception. A number of people are now arguing that computer makers' move towards closed platforms (Apple, Sony, and so on) is akin to people no longer being able to service cars on their own. This analogy, which looks sound on a superficial level, breaks down when you spend more than five minutes contemplating it.
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Comment by flanque
by flanque on Thu 8th Apr 2010 12:49 UTC
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

I'm surprised you put so much effort into such a ridiculous topic.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by dbolgheroni on Thu 8th Apr 2010 18:56 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

You have an iPhone, right?

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Thu 8th Apr 2010 21:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Nope. Nokia E51.

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