Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 23:49 UTC
Apple Now this is interesting. My brand-new MacBook Air 11.6" is at my local Apple retailer because either the SATA part of the logic board or the SSD died mysteriously, and here we have Apple blocking PhotoFast from selling their faster, more spacious replacement drives.
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RE: baseless
by Paradigm_Shift on Wed 1st Dec 2010 00:49 UTC in reply to "baseless"
Paradigm_Shift
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2010-12-01

Yah, and the road to hell are paved with good intentions. Apple has a long history of exerting restrictions on their customers and excessive control of their products after the fact.

Why should they have the benefit of the doubt, especially when it appears to be simply limiting choice only?!

God I hate the blogosphere these days.

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RE[2]: baseless
by Morgan on Wed 1st Dec 2010 04:28 in reply to "RE: baseless"
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2005-06-29

Why should they have the benefit of the doubt


I think everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, after all if you automatically assume that a person or a company is always doing evil based on past actions, even if every past action is evil, you're still being illogical. Given that not everything Apple has ever done is evil, and in fact they've got as decent a track record as Microsoft and arguably a better one than Sony, I'd say they well deserve to be seen from both sides.

Of course, I'm going to be labled an Apple fanboy/apologist by some based on that sentiment, just as I have been labeled the same regarding Microsoft and IBM in the past, but that would only serve to further prove my point.

All that said, I'm quite curious to see just how Apple will explain how this is not stifling an open market, or if they indeed will even respond to questions about it. I know that it's a good feeling to be able to replace the just failed DVD burner in my self-assembled computer with a faster, more capable model without restriction. It's one of the many reasons I'll never go exclusively Mac.

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RE[3]: baseless
by Paradigm_Shift on Wed 1st Dec 2010 04:54 in reply to "RE[2]: baseless"
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2010-12-01

I think everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, after all if you automatically assume that a person or a company is always doing evil based on past actions, even if every past action is evil, you're still being illogical.


Wow! What an amazingly illogical argument. Of course one should NOT have the benefit of the doubt if one is always (or even merely frequently) doing evil (whether screwing its customers or engaging in anti-competitive activity) based on past actions. To give them the benefit of the doubt under those circumstances is wholly unwarranted.

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