Stephen Downes

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John Gruber, Daring Fireball, Jun 16, 2006

Why would a longtime Apple user switch to Linux? When the person in question is Mark Pilgrim, people want to know, since Pilgrim is well known for his work on web syndication and web standards. This article takes an almost detached look at his reasoning. In the end, for Pilgrim, it comes down to this: "I'm creating things now that I want to be able to read, hear, watch, search, and filter 50 years from now. Despite all their emphasis on content creators, Apple has made it clear that they do not share this goal. Openness is not a cargo cult. Some get it, some don't. Apple doesn't."

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