[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Mar 10 09:16:39 EST 2011
At 09:00 AM 10/03/2011, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> > agreed standard, of whatever sort, was what drives development
>My point entirely. I'm not sure that being 'open' or 'closed' makes
>any difference. It's all market-driven, though.
And part of the 'market' is the environment within which people are
doing the developing, the supply chains, the end-user requirements,
etc. We could be creating betamax videos, but I doubt there are many
people still able to play them.
The one thing that is interesting in computing is the backward
compatibility that seems to be a somewhat continuing element. I
haven't tried it lately, but I believe you can still use the old DOS
programs on the newer machines. You can still access a DOS c:\ if you
really want it. I know people who still write batch programs to do
stuff in the new environments. [now I'm stretching -- think I'll stop]
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