Posted by: reformedmusings | December 3, 2008

The dark side of Apple

Nothing profound here. I found a couple of clips that capture the truth behind Apple. First, their messiah complex (Steve Mobs):

For your insane pleasure, Apple offers iPods, Nanos, iPhones, Macs, proprietary software, Apple Stores, iTunes, the app store, all to suck your money down the black hole of mindless, faddish consumerism – with egos to spare all around. So, Think Differently?

Poor Lisa! She discovered the indentured servitude of the company store. And Apple wants to keep it that way, as they have positioned themselves as the new arch-enemy of open source. They crave a monopoly on your wallet. “…I owe my soul to the Apple app store…” With apologies to late, great, Tennessee Ernie Ford:

Download another DRMed song and what do I get? Another day older and deeper in debt! Open source or open your wallet.



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