[OT] Mac App Store

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 11:18:41 CDT 2010


On 10/21/2010 05:39 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> 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.
>
> ;)
>
  Aah . . . Stanley Milgram; what a guy! I did a year's basic Psychology 
at university too;
several of my firends thought it would be fun to wire the Prof. up to a 
Milgram device
and do things for real . . .  :)



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