bobs at twft.com
Tue Feb 7 12:40:10 CST 2012
I rooted my iPhone ONLY because I could tether it without having to pay YET AGAIN for the unlimited data I was grandfathered into. Other than that, I have advised against it, mainly because there was a possibility of bricking it (at one time) and also because it voided the warranty for iPhones/iPads that belonged to the company, and no one has a right to do that!
So maybe a fourth category: Responsible Geeks who root with caution, a sense of responsibility and a defined purpose? ;-)
On Feb 7, 2012, at 10:14 AM, Roger Eller wrote:
>> Just anecdotal, and probably because I read so many geek sites. My
>> viewpoint is undoubtedly skewed. I just did a quick google search and
>> couldn't find any real numbers on it (but I didn't look too hard.)
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> Same here, plus I work with geeks, so rooting was inevitable. So I too
> have a skewed perspective. I see three kinds of technology owners.
> 1-Geeks, who will root their coffee-maker. 2- Grasshoppers, geeks in
> training, who root with the help of a geek friend. 3 - Apple product
> owners (kidding). Obviously, the majority of the Apple crowd 'do prefer'
> to be protected by the safety blanket provided by the mother ship. Those
> who do jailbreak/root, simply have found the defaults to be confining, and
> they want to learn how to make it do more. There is no single product to
> satisfy everyone, but every product can be modded to fit the needs of its
> owner, one way or another.
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