[OT] Mac App Store

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Oct 21 10:39:09 EDT 2010


Richmond wrote:

> On 10/21/2010 10:27 AM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
>> So the problem society has with Apple is not whether it will close down OSX,
>> I think Chipp is right, it will just as soon as it thinks it can.
>
> I think they will end up shooting themselves in the bottom if they do this;
> sooner or later end-users will work out that a PC for half the price,
> running some sort of easily installable desktop Linux (Mint?) at no price
> at all looks better than an OS tied to hardware tied to dictatorial control
> about what you can and cannot do with the thing!

Maybe.   The research of Nils Bejerot, Stanley Milgram, and others 
portray a complexity in human nature that may be too multidimensional 
for such rational optimism.

;)

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