[FoRK] Okay, now this has gone too far...

Jeremy Apthorp nornagon at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 16:33:11 PDT 2010


Steve Cheney points out that a similar thing happened prior to Apple's
shift from PPC to intel:

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/04/14/keeping-the-platform-nimble

On 17 April 2010 01:55, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
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> No FROBIDDEN WORDS were harmed in the making of this post.
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> Cf.
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>  http://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/flash-scratch-ajax-apples-war-programming
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> Scratch?  Really?  C'mon.  It wasn't as if anyone was ever going to build anything truly useful and threatening but somehow sub-par with that;  i.e., Scratch could never compete anyway as an app development or delivery environment for real stuff for these devices.  It was purely pedagogical.
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> One wonders if e.g. game level editors with behavior definition, extensible games for kids, and even programmable calculators are now verboten.  Grafly and friends?  At least one of the calculators in the app store allows looping and is Turing complete...  How about Wolfram Alpha?  AFAIR you can type Mathematica directly into it...
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> What about things like this:
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>  http://fuse.microsoft.com/kodu.html
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> ???
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> Still, a bit more worried than a week ago but reasonably sure this relaxes a bit (to some more reasonable level) in the not-too-distant future.  They're really begging for the backlash, and it's a doozy.  We'll see how long it takes for entelechic ego-delusion and control freakishness to be overcome by corporate pragmatism.  I suspect that this resolves itself *more quickly* than I previously expected.
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> jb
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