Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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by poundsmack on Wed 9th Jun 2010 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE: ...."
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

Agreed. There is a line in Jurassic Park where Malcolm is talking with John that always makes me think of Steve Jobs:

"I'll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you're using here: it didn't require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility... for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you even knew what you had you patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now your selling it..."

I think of Jobs here because while he marketed his products brilliantly, few of his "inovations" are truely new or revolutionary. They are simply the next evolutionary step for things or ideas that already existed. Don't get me wrong, Apple has done a great job, most people won't argue that. But to treat each product like it was this genius inovation that Jobs came up with is getting a bit old. There are few truly "new" ideas in the tech wold, and the ones that are are coming in the form of lasers, quantum mechanics, holographic storage, etc... All (yes all, and i will back up each product 1 at a time if I am really disputed here), all of apple's products are the evolution of existing ideas or concepts. They are good, but Jobs is not a god, he is a man, a man that can help give life to the next step of great ideas, but he is still just a man...

I don't recall where I was originally going with all this, so I will leave it at that.

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by Laurence on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:14 in reply to "RE[2]: ...."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Nicely put and exactly what I was trying to express before.

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by JAlexoid on Thu 10th Jun 2010 08:15 in reply to "RE[2]: ...."
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2009-05-19

Though very little of Apple's stuff is technically revolutionary, they did revolutionize the market and they did change midsets.

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