[LINK] iPad

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+lug at mega-nerd.com
Thu Jan 28 18:14:42 AEDT 2010

Ivan Trundle wrote:

> Big deal. This has always been so with the iPhone (and who is to say
> that the iPad is a general purpose computer?). There are reasonably
> good reasons for control at this point. Again, it hasn't stopped
> the billions of app downloads to date.

The problem is that when this becomes the norm in the computing
everyone gets hurt, not just hose that choose to buy Apple.

When this becomes the norm it will be increasingly difficult to
any computing with purely Free Software and in a world without
Free Software (both speech and beer) the prices the multinationals
charge will be whatever the market (or maybe even worse the individual)
can pay.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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