Wednesday, June 11, 2008
New iPhone Pricing Model Is a Step Backward for Consumers - Bits - Technology - NYT Blog
New iPhone Pricing Model Is a Step Backward for Consumers - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog
Steve Jobs new slogan slogan for his iPhone is "Think Different? Nah!" The new Empire Rules iPhoney, authoritarian, anti choice, anti consumer anti open network deal he's struck between Apple and AT&T makes his supposedly $199 phone actually at least $700 and counting.
Worse -- as the NYT story points out-- the iPhone marketing becomes a stiff arm to democratic principles of free will, pro choice open networks. Everything the blue jean clad turtle necked geek President would like us mortals to believe Apple stands for -- but doesn't.
iPhone just wants to be free Steve. Let me pay my $199 and plug it into my phone service or not at all.
Until then, iPhone is locked in a digital prison that big corporation dream of -- soft and fuzzy exteriors limiting choice, closing networks, and taking us backwards--
Posted by Timothy