new iPhone 4s

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Oct 5 14:43:57 EDT 2011

Bob Sneidar wrote:

> I agree with you mostly, except being an IT guy, I know how easily people attribute any problems that arise to "the network" or to "the IT guy" and they do not need any real hard empirical data to back it up. They just "know".
> Freedom comes at a price, especially if the freeman has no compunction towards wisdom.

In a very different context, Ben Franklin is alleged to have once said:

"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither."


The cool thing is we have a choice.  We can evaluate the trade-offs 
inherent in the approaches offered by iOS and Android, and decide which 
provides the greatest overall benefit for our own specific needs.

Those who suggest that only one must exist and the other is completely 
wrong present a position which is as impossible as it is undesirable.

I don't think anyone wants to see a mobile world where only one company 
decides what all of us can and cannot do.  Competition is healthy, for 
us as end-users and even for the competitors themselves, since it keeps 
them doing their best work.

Both iOS and Android are going to be around for a while.

We can pick the one we like most, and enjoy it. We can even use them both.

As LiveCode developers we get to enjoy it all, immune to the whims of 
any single OS vendor.

  Richard Gaskin
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