Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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This is SO hard
by wocowboy on Wed 27th Jul 2011 07:00 UTC
wocowboy
Member since:
2006-06-01

Wow, as an iPhone user I am so frustrated. This is SOOO hard. I have to use a web browser (Safari, Firefox, iCab/whatever I have installed on my iPhone) to buy a book on the Kindle/Nook/whatever website, and then when I launch my Kindle/Nook/whatever application that book is magically there so I can read it. Wow! That was so hard to do! I feel so hobbled and my apps are so crippled that they just almost do not function at all any more. The iPhone is going DOWN because of this, I just know it.

Good grief, people, when I woke up this morning the planet was still turning, despite this horrible thing happening. Amazing.

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RE: This is SO hard
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 27th Jul 2011 17:17 in reply to "This is SO hard"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Wow, as an iPhone user I am so frustrated. This is SOOO hard. I have to use a web browser (Safari, Firefox, iCab/whatever I have installed on my iPhone) to buy a book on the Kindle/Nook/whatever website, and then when I launch my Kindle/Nook/whatever application that book is magically there so I can read it. Wow! That was so hard to do! I feel so hobbled and my apps are so crippled that they just almost do not function at all any more.

The iPhone is going DOWN because of this, I just know it.


Sweet merciful crap, get some new material already. If you're going to rely so heavily on obviously fallacious arguments, at least try for some variety instead of ALWAYS resorting to reductio ad absurdum & hand-waving melodrama.

Good grief, people, when I woke up this morning the planet was still turning, despite this horrible thing happening. Amazing.


So the only problems that matter are those that literally impede the planet's rotation? Congrats, you've just preemptively invalidated nearly every complaint you could ever possibly make... about anything.

(See? Two can play at the "ridiculously stupid exaggerations" game.)

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RE[2]: This is SO hard
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Jul 2011 17:46 in reply to "RE: This is SO hard"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH, he was just pointing out the work around was soo fucking easy that Thom had blown it out of proportion ...

Yay ... anyone who makes anti apple comments gets voted up for shit like "Apple is twisted" ... however someone does a little sarcasm and makes light of it and they get down modded to hell.

Group think ...

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RE[2]: This is SO hard
by Lennie on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:39 in reply to "RE: This is SO hard"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Actually, Apple doesn't allow Firefox, iCab/whatever on their phone.

Just Firefox Home, which uses Safari and just gets your bookmarks from 'the cloud' where your Firefox stored it with Firefox Sync and Opera Mini which uses Opera's proxy-servers to generated interactive-images of webpages.

There is only one browser on iPhone and iPad, that is Safari (AFAIK, I don't own such a device so I didn't check. This is just want I read/know about).

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