Linked by snydeq on Fri 9th Jul 2010 17:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister discusses 10 ways locked-down app store delivery models limit choice for developers -- and ultimately hurts users. The model, best known in the form of Apple's notoriously finicky iPhone App Store, has established an entirely new relationship between software vendors and consumers, one some are calling 'curated computing,' a mode in which choice is constrained to deliver more relevant, less complex experiences. This model, deemed essential to the success of tablets, provides questionable value to developers, undermining their interests in a variety of ways. From disproportionate profit cuts, to curator veto powers, to poor security, fragmentation, and hostility to free software, developers must sacrifice a lot to 'curated computing' to get their wares into the hands of end-users.
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RE[2]: crazy huh?
by emerson999 on Sun 11th Jul 2010 04:01 UTC in reply to "RE: crazy huh?"
emerson999
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2007-12-08

Do you know how to do an oil and filter change on your car? What about changing something simple like a headlight bulb? How about an ignition relay, or even a fuse? I can do all of them because one of my hobbies has always been mucking about with cars.


I can do that because google exists. That's true for any number of things. As information on how to do things becomes more and more easily accessible, the guts of every day items should become more as well, not less.

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