What if you had a partially furnished mansion...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by infosprt, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. infosprt macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    What if you owned a magnificient mansion in Beverly Hills that was partially furnished with exquisite furniture. Would you open the doors to the mansion in the hope that others would fill the vacant rooms with furniture?
  2. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    I'm kinda getting the reference to the ipod touch... kinda. I don't know whether your talking about safety or trust of new apps or sumthin.
  3. recover82 macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2007
    Funny, but that sounds like something I would say if I weren't smart enough to read the procedure on how to hack my iPod.
  4. fdmendez macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I think a more accurate scenario would be what if you sold partially furnished mansions and you kept your customers from filling the rest of the rooms with furniture b/c you didn't want them to mess with what you believe to be "perfection".

    Because Steve Jobs and Apple are selling partially furnished mansions and I'm glad someone figured out a way to crack the locks on the big sliding back door so that I can move in some the kind of furniture I like... after all, isn't this mansion mine? Yet I had join an underground group of rebels in order to unlock the back door of my mansion because Jobs and Apple didn't give me the key to it. :D
  5. Arisian macrumors 68000


    Sep 14, 2007
  6. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    I'm trying to figure out if this is an argument for keeping the iPod touch closed or opening it up. At any rate the analogy is flawed. By opening it up to third party apps does not open it up for anyone to install anything on your iPod, you still have to go out and buy/download the apps you want.

    In answer to the analogy, no, I wouldn't open the doors to allow others to just put furniture in the extra rooms. But I also wouldn't want my hands tied telling me that I could only buy and use furniture that would be provided by the home builder. I'd like a large variety of third party furniture manufacturers to shop around and find furniture that suits my needs to buy and put into the mansion myself.
  7. Tres macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    That is a terrible analogy and we are all dumber for having read it.

    Seriously what is it with all these stupid drama threads, why do people have a problem with people hacking the iPod touch? Do you think Steve Jobs will come to your house in his limousine and make you his BFF because you spoke out against hacking the iPod touch?

    Apple are a huge company, hacking the touch isn't damaging Apple and isn't hurting anyone.
  8. Vigilante macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2007
    There is such a thing as trolling, it seems to be limited on the Touch thread, but ever since the idea of a jailbreak came around everyone has been starting it. :( Just let these threads die, I know I'm not helping by posting, but someone has to say it!
  9. infosprt thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    Well I guess I just don't get it.

    Why in the world do so many people trust the hacking community more than they trust Apple or Microsoft. I can tell you from experience that given an opening people will fill it with pornography and pop up ads.

    I'll keep quiet now about the risks.
  10. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    even apple trust open source community, they actually copied UNIX codes to make OSX!! and they copied KHTML codes to make safari!!

    as long as hacks open up their codes and process, I don't see why they can't be trusted.

    In your logic, big companies are more trustworthy? thats kids logic, 1990 logic, not applicable anymore. Unix is safer, not because its a big company, but because its open so everybody can contribute and find problem ASAP.
  11. fdmendez macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    This people (see above quote) this is a more accurate analogy dammit!

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