Apple & Freedom

, Jan 29, 2008

Mark Pilgrim is just great:

There are not hordes of fed-up consumers rejecting Apple’s vision of cryptographic lock-in. There are not mass graves where people ceremoniously dump their crippled, non-general-purpose computing devices. Outside of Planet Debian and my own personal echo chamber, nobody gives a shit about Freedom 0.
You knew this, of course, but I just wanted to let you know that I knew, too.

Just to ensure nobody accuses me of being an Apple fanboy: Apple is just as “evil” as Microsoft, or Google, or any other large corporation. For me personally, it’s just that it isn’t evil enough yet to outweigh the advantages.

On January 29, 2008 3:37 PM, Martin said:

Hmm, are large corporations evil for being large corporations, or are they evil for what they do?