[LINK] Steve Jobs: Great unwashed don't need PCs
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Jun 4 15:02:17 EST 2010
On 3/06/2010 10:23 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> If it restricts your choices, buy something else. ...
In the early 1990s, I bought a Mac PowerBook (my first portable). It had
proprietary connectors, evidently intended to prevent the use of any but
Apple peripherals. I ended up buying an ICE cable, so I could hook up an
old Epson dot-matrix printer.
The PowerBook served me well, but the peculiar (and fragile) connectors
always irked me. The experience turned me off Apple. That was my first
and last Apple purchase.
I'm just one individual. The vast majority aren't aware of the control
they cede when they purchase unnecessarily-proprietary technology.
Would I be too extreme in characterising it as erosion of individual
liberties, in pursuit of corporate profit?
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