Friday, September 07, 2007

Why I avoid the iPod and iPhone

More and more of my friends and family swear by the iPod. My mother even told me to get with the program. They are so nice everyone says. And many people are drooling over the iPhone.

So why don't I bite? Because the more I read about these devices and the terms and conditions around them, the more they leave a bad, metallic taste in my mouth. I don't like being locked in, I don't like signing up with a single vendor. That's why I like open source so much.

If you think it's just me whining, take a look at this article by Mike Elgan. It's looking pretty ugly.

So, you can take your shiny iPod and submit to the new Borg. Not my cup of tea.

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