I have had this conversation many times

Mike explains it well. Apple has figured out how to continuously expand their income while avoiding true monopoly status. As this situation has unfolded it has been interesting to read the prognostication about the possible investigation into Apples practices. There are those who would like for it to end up forcing Apple to allow Flash, but it turns out that it is probably about Apples upcoming iAd program. My favorite comment under this article is by SubGenius, it sums the article well.

SubGenius says:
I don’t understand why people have such a problem with the iPhone OS.
Apple has created a simple dichotomy that keeps things really simple(which is a good thing).
1) Create a native app and play by their rules.
2) Create a web app – anything goes
3) Take your ball and go home

http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/archive/2010/05/a-good-problem-to-have

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Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm  Comments (1)  
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Apple once again makes “pundit” synonymous with “wrong”

The key stat is a profit increase of 90% with only a 50% rise in income. Normally these two are at least closer if not reversed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/technology/21apple.html

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 10:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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Yes, there’s an app for that too

Need to run a country whilst you are out? Yes Virginia, there’s an app for that! Ok maybe not just one app, but an iPad.

http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/10906.html

Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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My iPad Thoughts

For decades we have heard from the technorati that we need a new paradigm in how we interact with our computers. Apple through the iPhone/iTouch and now the iPad have delivered just such a thing, and now all the “geeks” are up in arms because they can’t change this or plug in that or some pie-in-the-sky ideal that everything has to be “open”.  Where open means leave it porous enough that I can hack it to pieces while I complain about it being insecure.

Engineering is about tradeoffs, what do you leave out, what do you leave in. Chose any two good, fast, or cheap. There is no free lunch. Apple has delivered a product that through the App Store does 90%+ of what a laptop can do. And 98%+ of what a netbook can do. While also adding a list of things it does better than either. If you need to do serious computing, the iPad wasn’t designed with you in mind. If you want a highly-portable, long-lasting battery, handheld computing device then it may be.

What the iPad has delivered is another splinter amongst geekdom. For several decades the computing universe has been at the mercy of a select few of us who have the technical know-how to bend computers to our will. The average user just wants email, web, youtube, and facebook to run without them having to take a class to do it. This leaves us now with two factions of geeks, those who want to remain in control, and those like myself that want Aunt Margaret to be able to do it without me. I for one am tired of being the first on everyones fast dial list. The family IT department. I welcome the iPad with open arms and ecourage everyone who doesn’t fall into the “geek” category to get one. It will make my life easier. Thank you Steve and Co.

Published in: on April 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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iHnatko on the iPad

The recurring theme is that those who have “fondled” it, love it. All others speak of that which they do not know.

“If you’ve been honking on and on since January about how the iPad is “just a big iPhone,” you’ll want to lie low for a few more weeks before appearing in public with your new toy. It takes a big man to admit that he’s wrong; I applaud your sentiment….”

Published in: on April 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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An Apple Family Loss

Apple fans lose a great influence and great friend. My own experience is limited to getting to talk to him when I ran conference calls at my old job. Good man, really knew his business.

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Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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