[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Sat May 1 15:06:34 EDT 2010


On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
> To play the devil's advocate a bit (and to reiterate some things that some of my
> Apple-inclined friends have been arguing), the reason that Apple wants to lock
> down the "platform" (hardware + software) that they sell you is because they
> don't want their image tarnished by flora and fauna that aren't
> originally from the
> walled garden. To abuse the car analogy some more: Apple doesn't want you to
> paint your ("their") iCar pink because a pink iCar would be ugly and turn off
> potential iCar buyers.

I might concede this point, but there's plenty of shovelware crap in
the app store.

Darcy.



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