Check out Jerry's new videos -- REV to ObjC -> iPhone

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Mon May 10 16:57:02 EDT 2010

You worked for Now Software? That is in my opinion one of the best software companies I ever had dealings with. I really loved their Contact/Up-To-Date. 

Concerning my prior posts, I had been operating on the assumption that Steve Jobs was making reasonable decisions based on concerns about compatibility, stability and longevity, but after his recent rejection of the proposal that Runrev has made, I don't think that way anymore. I think Steve Jobs is falling into that trap where people think absolute control results in some kind of utopia. I think he is wrong. 

Cooperation, and all the evils and good that come along with it is the only way he is going to progress the platform. Otherwise Apple really is going to become another Microsoft. 


On May 10, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Lynn Fredricks wrote:

>> Like I said in another post, what would have happened if many 
>> of the apps originally written for the iPhone were so buggy 
>> they were causing kernel crashes all the time? Who would get 
>> the blame? Apple of course. Any attempt to defend themselves 
>> would have been deemed finger pointing.
> I don't want to dig into this snowball but I have first hand experience with
> this on Mac OS.
> Apple isn't shy about blaming the developer at all. When I was at Now, and
> later at Qualcomm peddling Eudora, I had first hand knowledge of Apple
> support blaming bugginess on the developer, no matter what the cause. Later
> when those early, very lame releases of Mac OS X were released and an
> application caused havok, it was the vendor's fault, not that the underlying
> structure changing so radically from a .# to .#.
> Apple finger points just fine if they think its necessary.
> There is a less draconian solution. Make it possible to install non App
> Store apps, but have all the restrictions apply to App Store apps. That way,
> if Apple is right and non tested/non conforming apps are so bad, then
> customers will only buy from the App Store. That lets the customer and the
> market decide. App Store apps can even live in a different partition to keep
> them separate from dirty, filthy non conforming apps, so that they could
> survive a hardware reset.
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> Mirye Software Publishing
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