[Arm-netbook] apple "security" prevents and prohibits repair...

J.B. Nicholson jbn at forestfield.org
Fri Oct 5 08:28:37 BST 2018

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> *sigh* and tim cook bless him is talking about privacy... it's as if
> noone listens to him, even inside apple itself...

I think I may have missed a sarcastic note there: Do you actually believe 
that Tim Cook cares about Apple user's privacy? It's like reading 
https://gizmodo.com/234448/steve-jobs-on-drm-it-must-die on Steve Jobs 
saying that DRM "must die!" and believing Jobs was against DRM.

If Apple cared about their users' privacy they wouldn't distribute 
proprietary software. Perhaps that's why Cook isn't worth listening to; 
whatever his words suggest, Apple's choices speak louder.

Similarly talking against DRM for music is not only all-too-light criticism 
(music only?) but a foregone conclusion well before Jobs said anything as 
MP3s were so popular when Jobs "advised the music industry to give up on 
DRM" he knew he couldn't sell a music player that didn't support MP3s. 
Apple was apparently quite fine with DRM on other things, so what Gizmodo 
calls an "anti-DRM Manifesto" is simultaneously far too strong a language 
to describe Jobs' language and too weak to give Jobs or Apple much credit.

But perhaps I missed the sarcasm entirely.

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