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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat May 1 16:26:29 EDT 2010


On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 15:06 -0400, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> 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.
> 

Amen to that.  After a long weekend with a nephew, an iThing and several
fart apps, I'm prepared to ban any and all Apple gear from my home on
mental health grounds.
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