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The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits
controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits
on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile
Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed
lawyers. The people who create the apps serve at the
landlord’s pleasure and fear his anger.
I hate it.
I hate it even though the iPhone hardware and software are
great, because freedom’s not just another word for anything,
nor is it an optional ingredient.
Many decades later we see just how prescient Richard Stallman
was in how he foresaw the result of accepting non-free software.
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