Ok, so the only news, it would appear, this week revolved around Apple. Even more so than usual. As always, it is sad when anyone passes too early. So for that, I am sad for Steve Jobs and his family.
Now, with that out of the way, I cannot get on the bandwagon with the Mac fanboys and fangirls. Think different, their old logo goes. More like don’t think at all, let us do it, and overpay us for our ideas. This is what gets me. Why would you ever want someone to give you their opinion or vision on how something should work? Why would you not want the freedom to do what you want to your device.
Then you see Apple sue sue sue. Next up is the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablets they are trying to say Samsung copied the design. Hmm, looks similar, but come on. Apple burns at me, since much like Disney, all their success comes on something free (Disney–public domain princess stories; Apple–Unix). Their success comes on the back of others, but they want to eliminate all the competition out there. Oh, and copy, yes COPY, eliminates of Android in their newest iOS release. That, I cannot get behind.
And the most hypocritical thing of all is their focus on education. They make grants, give away hardware, all to brainwash teachers (and I DO mean brainwash!) to get their hardware in schools. Ugg. I hate it. When we should focus on open source, open standards, and collaboration (STEM, anyone?), we fill schools with Mac products. Very, very frustrating. So while I am sad for the man, I cannot join in with my jeans and black turtleneck to support what he stood for and his opinions.
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