Apple's Mistake

Paul Graham, Weblog, Nov 23, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Think about it - if Apple could own the computer market, then they would have the right approve all applications that you are allowed to run on your computer. That is, after all, how they operate the ongoing disaster that is their app store. The result is bad software. "By breaking software development, Apple gets the opposite of what they intended: the version of an app currently available in the App Store tends to be an old and buggy one." Via Copyfight, which adds, "You cannot seriously be in the media business and expect to output a product that will somehow own the customer (user)."
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