Apple Anti-Trust (was Apples actual response to the Flash issue)

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Mon May 3 11:26:50 EDT 2010

Remembering the dark days in the 90s when I had to defend my use of the Mac
platform at work every day, seeing this comment on a CNN story today made me

"If you are going to use Apple news to report tech, where is the PC news? I
have never seen any. When you do cover it to "seem" unbiased, who will you
choose, Sony Viao, Dell, HP, Toshiba? So many to choose from."

On 3 May 2010 08:21, David Bovill <david.bovill at> wrote:

> Yes - I hope it ramps things up.
> On 3 May 2010 15:34, Lynn Fredricks <lfredricks at> wrote:
> > > Is this true ?
> > >
> > > djFoLD5vBSkguGO
> >
> > I hope you all don't mind my splitting this topic away from the others.
> >
> > If this is true, it may actually bring about some desirable changes.
> While
> > a
> > few squeaking developers may not have any impact on the state of
> > Revolution-on-iPhone/iPad, this sort of thing can have "shareholder
> value"
> > consequences.
> >
> I think Steve Jobs underestimated developer reaction in the age of the
> internet and open source - he can't get away with the same sort of things
> quite as easily as companies could last century. I also doubt he will take
> very well to the sudden realization that he has turned from underdog
> fighting the cause of good design, to a one-man-band lock-in merchant in
> the
> eyes of quite so many young developers.
> RunRev needs all of this + the anti-trust threat to make sure revMobile on
> the iPhone does not fall out of this as collateral damage - the more
> pressure the more reason Apple will have to negotiate exceptions.
> Especially
> in Runrev can offer some technological features that are specific to the
> iPhone that CS5 does not offer? Google must be loving this.
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Stephen Barncard
Back home in SF

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