Programming is like driving a car, everyone thinks they are really good at it but everyone else sucks.
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Apple does not want Samsung to compromise by bending over, it wanted to kill Android and discourage others from sharing their bed swith Google.
Microsoft likely feels the same way, and this licensing scheme is just the first volley in a larger campaign against Android. What is interesting to me is that Android clearly represents a legitimately big threat to both Apple and Microsoft. It would not surprise me in the least to see them join forces at some point to squash Android (and perhaps all Linux based products).
Do you also support a parent's "right" to forbid their children from receiving any education based on, say, their sex?
Haven't you heard? Newtonian physics has been discredited after someone hacked into his quill and pen set.
Maybe the knee jerk slashdot technopessimists will be right this time.
Now if only it would actually play music without skipping, freezing, or using 30+ percent of the CPU. Sheesh!
It does for me.
I like how you dismiss a detailed real world design example based simply on a claimed feature without any further substantiation. Very classy. I'm not saying you are wrong, but would it kill you to go into a little more detail about why these folks need "luck" when they are clearly very successful with their existing design?
AKA: "The more people I meet, the more I like my dog."
Can anyone explain to me why Ford has so many kinds of cars? Tesla has had a 2 seat roadster for years (admittedly, several versions, but never any compatibility issues that I've come across), and Ford has, what, 73 or something?! Is it really that hard to get it right?
I think it is hubris - the idea that "I'm smarter than everyone else in the industry, and I have ideas that none of them do".
Wow. Hubris? Really?
There is a long history of people doing stuff they personally find cool and interesting and succeeding wildly at it. Sure there are also a lot of failures, but you cannot succeed without taking risks, and it is pretty pathetic to see that your lame attitude is so prevalent these days.
This web tablet may fail terribly, or it might succeed wildly, but thank Dog there are still people willing to try.
Years ago I bought a linux server from a company in Edmonton, and they seem to still be around. Their site is woefully out of date though.
Hopefully, negative press/reviews/articles like this will encourage people to buy more open platforms
That's the kind of reaction one would hope people would have instead of this pathetic begging for Apple to change their minds. Unfortunately the Apple brand image is so strong right now that, like Microsoft and Sony before them, they are forgiven all sorts of behaviour that other companies would never get away with. Luckily, again like Microsoft and Sony before them, all this anti-consumer behaviour should eventually catch up to them.