Apples actual response to the Flash issue

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Sun May 2 10:11:57 CDT 2010


I don't want a chieftain but I like being a tribesman.

The RunRev Tribe....

On May 2, 2010, at 5:47 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> On 02/05/2010 12:37, Pierre Sahores wrote:
>> The way the present worldwide civil war acts vhere the monopolistic entreprises candidates are the fighters/armies and workers/peoples the victims. Until when ?...
> 
> As I am not a left-winger I do not see a polarisation between workers and monopolistic enterprises; after all, monopolistic
> enterprises consist of people.
> 
> The whole thing looks like an all-too human problem: people like to belong to tribes, and tribes like to have chieftains.
> 
> The trouble is that very, very few chieftains care about their tribesmen, and forget that they are chieftains only at the
> sufferance of their tribesmen.
> 
> The tribesmen also forget that they can topple their chieftains quite easily; they wander around with their mouths
> hanging open in awe of the mighty chief - forgetting that s/he is, ultimately, no better than they are.
> 
>> Best Regards,
>> 
>> Le 1 mai 2010 à 21:41, Richmond Mathewson a écrit :
>> 
>>> Nonsense: there is nothing to choose between Apple, Microsoft and Adobe;
>>> and Macromedia wasn't any better, but for companies to survive they have
>>> to eat smaller ones. While simple Darwinian theory may not make all that
>>> much sense for explaining biology it seems pretty good for describing
>>> certain aspects of corporate behaviour.
>>> 
>>> All these companies remind me of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia:
>>> sign a treaty of 'eternal friendship' for as long as it serves your needs and
>>> then turn around and kill each other's foot soldiers when the wind blows
>>> the other way.
>> --
>> Pierre Sahores
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