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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OS-Air Plane
by cb88 on Thu 8th Apr 2010 15:02 UTC
cb88
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2009-04-23

you should do an article on those Operating System - Air Plane analogies.... those are awesome

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RE: OS-Air Plane
by twitterfire on Thu 8th Apr 2010 16:38 in reply to "OS-Air Plane"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

you should do an article on those Operating System - Air Plane analogies.... those are awesome


Now, if anyone cares to make an computing analogy with porn, Apple will be BDSM, MS just mainstream, straight boring porn, PS3 foot fetish, and open source systems like Linux will be amateurs posting their homemade videos on some sites.

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RE[2]: OS-Air Plane
by ssa2204 on Thu 8th Apr 2010 21:04 in reply to "RE: OS-Air Plane"
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2006-04-22


Now, if anyone cares to make an computing analogy with porn, Apple will be BDSM, MS just mainstream, straight boring porn, PS3 foot fetish, and open source systems like Linux will be amateurs posting their homemade videos on some sites.


Damn funny analogy, made me laugh because it is so close.

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RE[2]: OS-Air Plane
by Tuishimi on Fri 9th Apr 2010 00:11 in reply to "RE: OS-Air Plane"
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2005-07-06

Ha ha! That's great!

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