Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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Apple is scary ?
by Mr.Manatane on Fri 30th Apr 2010 08:38 UTC
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2010-03-19

the scary thing with Apple is that so many people actually eat this marketing up as fact.


No, what is scary is to always see a small author like you be a know-it-all and think that you are always true.

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RE: Apple is scary ?
by Beta on Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:05 in reply to "Apple is scary ?"
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2005-07-06

"the scary thing with Apple is that so many people actually eat this marketing up as fact.


No, what is scary is to always see a small author like you be a know-it-all and think that you are always true.
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I rarely agree with Thom, I think he probably knows that… but he speaks sense, this is pure marketing, it’s lunk from the apple.com homepage ffs.

You are eating up the marketing, are you not?

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RE[2]: Apple is scary ?
by Mr.Manatane on Fri 30th Apr 2010 11:10 in reply to "RE: Apple is scary ?"
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2010-03-19


You are eating up the marketing, are you not?

What do you mean ?

So you like Flash, then YOU are eating Adobe's marketing ...

I have the freedom to dislike flash even if Apple do so. I am tired of this bullshit.

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RE: Apple is scary ?
by deathshadow on Fri 30th Apr 2010 11:15 in reply to "Apple is scary ?"
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2005-07-12

Thom can be a know it all at times - So can I ;)

This time though - he knocked one out of the park...

Apple itself scary - nowhere near as much as that there are people out there who believe their lies and fall for the reality distortion field...

Frankly I'm repeatedly shocked that ANYONE is DUMB ENOUGH to buy any of their products... Which is funny since I'm rarely accused of underestimating the stupidity of my fellow man.

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RE[2]: Apple is scary ?
by Neolander on Fri 30th Apr 2010 20:12 in reply to "RE: Apple is scary ?"
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2010-03-08

Apple itself scary - nowhere near as much as that there are people out there who believe their lies and fall for the reality distortion field...

Exactly. It would be a lie to tell that Apple are somewhat more evil than other companies, in sense that they do more harm to the computing universe. Let's take microsoft and remember ACPI, OoXML, Internet Explorer 6... Let's take Intel, and their multiple attempts at preventing AMD from selling CPUs to computer manufacturers, in order to get absolute domination. Let's take Google, defensors of free software, with H.264 videos everywhere in youtube and closed-source android apps as the perfect proof of this.

All companies want to make money, regardless of the harm they do. Therefore all powerful companies are dangerous. What makes Apple particularly frightening is that they don't even have to hide themselves like some Microsoft rat. They tell the truth, explain clearly to people how they're going to fsck them, and how much they're proud of it, and people forget that as soon as they read it and say "ooooh... Look at that iTunes integration !" or "oooooh... A computer which can do about nothing is so simpler to use !".

Google can do that, too, to a lesser extent, but they have to be a little smarter. They just have to open up VP8, and open source advocates will completely forget about H.264 everywhere in Youtube. Do little, get great sympathy.

#!rant

Edited 2010-04-30 20:16 UTC

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