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Famous Apple User: Every Apple-Related Product I Use Has Been Crippled in Important Ways

Posted in Apple at 8:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The man behind Creative Commons lays out a strong case for abandoning Apple, but stops short of abandoning Apple

Professor Larry Lessig, who recently became famous for using his Apple gear and Apple software to produce slides about political corruption, is unhappy about Apple censorship and right now he speaks out against technical problems with Apple products [1]. This is significant because it comes from one whose fascination with Apple stuff sort of conflicts with the spirit of Creative Commons, for which he is responsible. Maybe it’s time for him to embrace GNU/Linux and Free/libre software.

In other interesting news, the infamously pro-Apple Pogue, who piled criticism on Windows Vista way back in the days (showing it was just a ripoff of Mac OSuX), is now moving to Yahoo [2], despite the company shrinking further (firings of more than 600 people in recent weeks) after Microsoft did to it what it also did to Nokia.

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  1. On the pathological way Apple deals with its customers

    Every Apple-related product I use has been crippled in important ways.

  2. Pogue, Times Technology Columnist, Is Leaving for Yahoo

    David Pogue, the technology writer for The New York Times, whose columns were among the most popular at the paper, said on Monday that he was leaving for Yahoo to start a consumer-focused technology site.

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  1. Michael said,

    November 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

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    The man behind Creative Commons lays out a strong case for abandoning Apple, but stops short of abandoning Apple

    He likely will if and when he can find a better solution. Clearly he does not believe the open source community has provided one yet. Maybe some day they will.

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