Maintaining Optimism in the Face of Reality. Occasional observations on the state of the world, society, business and politics. Usually anchored by facts, always augmented by opinion.
I find it hilarious that Apple continues to focus on their closed-system model with iTunes. (Including their assault on Real's "hacking" of Apple technology.) Didn't Apple learn enough from either their own ability to be the creator of the mainstream windowed-GUI operating system and then to be relegated to being a minor player in it due to their proprietary approach, the same way Sony did with the betamax format.
It unfortunate, back in my more idealistic days, I was a huge fan of Apple and the Mac. I still am, technologically. They make some great stuff. I wish Apple made entire lines of consumer electronics from alarm clocks to blenders. But their proprietary approach to things just infuriates me.
Expect a more general rant in the near future about the lack of a single open MP3 library tool that I can use with all my gizmos from different vendors.
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