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Re: [tlug] About to break down and get an iPhone

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Edward Middleton writes:
>  > Apple reserves the right to prohibit third party software from running
>  > on their machines.
> By "machines" you mean iPhone and maybe iPod, right?


> In any case, that is still not evil, not by comparison with
> rootkitting your o-kyaku-san.

Well Sony's rootkit was a stupid misadventure.  While it upset a lot of
people and turned many off Sony products, that is about the extent of
the damage.

If mobile devices replace desktops for most applications, and the
iPhone's becomes the dominant mobile device, Apple will become the
arbiters of what software people can use.


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