[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Mar 10 08:55:33 AEDT 2011

At 08:45 AM 10/03/2011, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> > Microsoft DOS was an open environment in the sense that it
> > allowed a LOT of software development.
>As of January 2011, Apple's App Store offered more than 400,000 
>individual apps, and has had more than 10 billion downloads.
>That seems like 'a lot' of software development to me.

Of course. I wasn't saying it wasn't. I was just opening the 
perspective to not having a closed eco-system like Apple, but that an 
agreed standard, of whatever sort, was what drives development. In 
early days, IIRC, Apple was VERY closed. Remember when we used to be 
able to buy all sorts of non-MS boards and buy all sorts of non-MS 
programs? Wasn't Apple a closed shop back then? Now they are 
controlling the distribution/reward process (the licensing 
stuff).  [It's early, I'm rambling.]


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