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.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

15 years ago I wrote Migratory patterns

I’ve mentioned before just how stressful and nerve-wracking it can be to move web hosts. That’s why I’ve been putting off the long-overdue migration of The Session from the hell that is WebServePro.

17 years ago I wrote Weebl and Bob

Want Pie now!

17 years ago I wrote Real World Style

CSS layouts, tips, tricks, and techniques.