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Apple at war with Google, a Good Thing

There’s a lot of chatter about this post by an engineer who’s joining Google from Oracle. He chose Google because its technologies are open and many of Apple’s are closed

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.

So don’t buy an iPhone. Millions of others love the way it just works. We have a choice and the intensifying competition between Apple and Google will only improve it. Oh, and Disney’s quite successful too.