[OT] GameOver Mr. Jobs

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 12:19:58 EDT 2010

  On 29/04/2010 18:16, Randall Lee Reetz wrote:
> I was being facetious (thought that was obvious).  The level of anger voiced in this thread certainly exposes selfish profit centered motives.  That fact alone needed to be exposed before things got too obnoxious.  My bet is that mr jobs would love to keep the development and source as open as possible.  My bet is that security risks made this openness impossible.  The reputation apple products share is too valuable a commodity to mess with (even if that ends up making a few thousand xtalk old farts loose their cool). When the tantrum reached such a pitch that people started to deride basic economic truths I had to step in and play the court jester.  It is especially monstrous that a person would brag about how easy it is to keep malware out of windows machines.  It is like a coal miner standing outside a cancer ward yelling "cancer happens to the weak".  What I really don't understand is how the rev community self justifies the hypocrisy of the argument that apple is doing this out of selfishness when the truth is that rev and all xtalk development platforms support for graphics and motion video is so 1980s as to erase most of the advantage of the iphone ipad platform.  So where does the fault really lay?  If the ipad market really benefited from staying open to a community that could in no way produce ipad worthy user experiences, than jobs would never have closed it down.  Quality control is a big marketing factor.  Branding is effected by the consumer experience at the apple store.  I must say here that the app store was designed for a few hundred apps and absolutely sucks at exposing tens of thousands of apps to the matched consumer.  It works for selling knicknacks but a lot of apps have matured into full work tools (and apple is still selling them in their bloomingdales boutique).  Jack hammers make for awkward shelf mates next to gold strappy pumps.
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"Randy Rant".

sincerely, Richmond.

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