( I’m rich; tax me more - Los Angeles Times
( The Media Equation - Tilting to the Right at Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal
In Apple’s Mistake, PG makes the right claim that Apple’s headed for a world of hurt if they persist with the appstore shenanigans. Real geeks have an outsized sense of fair play. At least it generally outweighs their prioritizing of esthetics. Why else would they have stuck with Wintel for so long when Apple was hovering all along, all angelic and purdy.
In OS X they could keep geek cred (unix inside!) AND get all the pretty. Oh, a brainy hot model? Keeper. But if it’s a choice between a homelier chic who doesn’t mind going to all the comiccons and at least knows the difference between archie’s reggie and regex, vs the cold hot chikka who says she likes you for you, but only lets you buy your clothes at Bergdorf Goodmans…? No brainer, right?
Esthetics wizzout zee freedom ees…’ow doo yoo zay…a recipie for flockage to Android. Pre will probably benefit a little from this, too. Microsoft? By way of using their head to bash the opponent’s fist, the softies are soon to regain some of that underdog cred. But not in the mobile space. They’re dead there. They might as well focus on making some great Mobile Office apps and call it a day.
Let’s see if the lay-people will follow the geeks this time.
( Dave Winer: Zealotry sucks, and so does the Droid