Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.
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RE: It's clearly the fault of both
by zima on Tue 15th May 2012 23:46 UTC in reply to "It's clearly the fault of both"
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First to Thom, there is nothing "low" about a mobile phone carrier, it's just a collection of people, some rich, some not, doing their jobs

I just don't buy into this idea of companies being "bad". They are just organizations attempting to maximize profits for their own gain, the point of capitalism. [...]
I don't deny for a second that these companies do things we don't like

That's essentially the old functionalism vs. intentionalism debate ...only you seem to take it beyond the former - arguing also that, when structural mechanisms result in something "bad" ...we shouldn't even consider it bad (or low, etc.) at all.


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