FT article on Apple

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    Do you have have to register to read? It looks like it to me. Is it to long to post here?
     
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    Then there's the more difficult question - do consumers really give two hoots about these issues, as long as they are given products that work? From the evidence of consumer reaction to Microsft's long legal battles, probably not. But Professor Zittrain would doubtless argue that it's in their long-term interests to worry about any company whose obsession with control risks stifling creativity, innovation and intellectual freedom.

    Except that the only company that really puts creativity and innovation right into its products is Apple.

    Do consumers really give two hoots about these issues, as long as they are given products that work?

    Which is the real question here. And the answer is: no.

    Good article. It's interesting how Prof. Zittrain answered his own question, and then went off into space.

    But Professor Zittrain would doubtless argue (would he?) that it's in their long-term interests to worry about any company whose obsession with control risks stifling creativity, innovation and intellectual freedom.

    Google, MSI, HP, Microcopy and the rest of the gang are more than welcome to develop their own tablets/slates and demonstrate to all of us how they have pushed out a superior experience using "creativity, innovation and intellectual freedom." We can hardly wait.
     

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