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It's possible that there is a good reason why that mechanism is not already more powerful.
This is completely blind speculation. It's also possible, using similar blind speculation, that this pathway is the virus panacea we've been waiting for, and that it will ultimately prove to be the death of all human-susceptible viruses ever. Take THAT, HIV!
Seriously, the pace of an individual company's innovation is not going to wait for a standards body that can't keep up.
If W3C wants to remain relevant, they'll have to pick up the pace.
No, it would be like having a heart attack, going to the hospital, and be told that since you did not buy insurance they would not treat your life-threatening condition at all. Not that you would have to pay full price - NO amount of money would convince them to treat you.
Rules are rules, right?
This is all beside the point - whether or not a given smartphone is treated with in-depth analysis has nothing to do with political affiliation - my point was that as a whole, journalists do not "arrange" a point of view - they may share one due to incompetence or laziness, but there is no grand pro-Apple conspiracy.
Next, I expect to see root kits that patch their own back doors.
But if the media has such a problem with that, maybe they could actually focus on that instead of praising Apple all the time, or conflating the issue with security exploits; or maybe give some coverage to the more popular platforms (Symbian, RIM, Android) that don't need to be jailbroken, instead of the overwhelming coverage of Apple all the time.
With the exception of right wing political media that get together for weekly talking points, "The Media" doesn't collude together for a common focus. Most reporters know next-to-nothing about the beat they cover unless it is a personal passion, and expecting them to dig deep is incredibly naive, especially in a time like today when a skeleton crew covers virtually everything.
You have people like Engadget saying "hooray, we can root our iPhones!" and you have people like CNet saying "iPhones are hot shit!", and then you have every tiny tech beat for every newspaper in the country creating stories from that and the massive wave of popularity Apple has garnered. I'd love to see more non-specialty reporting on the history of locking down devices, but you'll have to wait for someone like Wired (who, despite their flaws, is a news hybrid) to try to cross that bridge first.
"If you want to use a service, you have to play by that service's rules, unless in your outrage you find a cheaper, easier solution that costs the service profits."
I mean, let's not be idealistic here, this is what happens.
"What's interesting is that the head of the Android project at Google has flatly said, more than once, that the company is not interesting in making or selling hardware. Obviously, this changes things. Granted, HTC is actually making the device for Google, but it will be fully branded by Google and the user experience will be Google's and not HTC's."
Really? The company said it wasn't going to make or sell hardware, and HTC is making the hardware, and this changes things? Granted, Google may put marketing might behind it, but they've not really done so with anything in the past, so we'll see.
Some of your most ardent supporters have come up with fully-fleshed ideas for personal housing based on current in-game graphic assets and expansion of the professions.
Do you have plans to compete with these new contenders on the level of personally-unique, class-unique, or guild-unique content?