Sour Apple

Hot on the heels of the updated iBooks and Mac minis, Apple have announced an all-singing, all-clicking mighty mouse.

Normally, this is just the kind of productive design that would garner my praise. But I’m not feeling very well disposed towards Apple after reading of a different forthcoming innovation:

“People working with early versions of the forthcoming Intel-based MacOS X operating system have discovered that Apple’s new kernel makes use of Intel’s Trusted Computing hardware.”

Trusted Computing… an Orwellian term for Digital Rights Management, which in turn is a euphemism for vendor-imposed restrictions on what I’m allowed to do with my data.

I’m with Cory on this one. If this turns out to be true, I’m switching to Linux. I love Macs but not enough to live with this kind of digital lock-in.

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