“..the new, mobile Apple is doing immense harm to the computing legacy the company has forged. We could have had a Mac tablet today. Instead, we have a giant iPhone – and that’s a decision that has some serious repercussions. It’s a blow to open source alternatives, but also to open development in general: the power of interchangeable hardware and software, on which everything we do with music and visuals on computers is based. This is important to both CDMs, because it’s on both these sites that I, along with readers and contributors, have advocated open computing as a creative outlet, for creation, sharing, and distribution of music, visuals, and knowledge.”
I wonder exactly how long Apple can keep their touch technology to themselves without killing the image they attempt to portray–
I’ve already invested in other avenues for this kind of thing, which makes me all the bit more frustrated that people who have an interest in this sort of thing have to either get handy with their DIY or take a serious hit to their wallet before they can even really get any first hand exposure–after years of development. The iPad could be revolutionary– but it isn’t. It’s just mean to anyone who doesn’t have clown-sized pockets and no need for a an iPhone.