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I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Fucking Ecosystem

Posted on November 23rd, 2012 at 14:50 by Desiato in category: Amazon, Apple, Commentary, Software -- Write a comment

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Imagine, just for a moment, that your Sony DVD player would only play Sony Movies’ films. When you decided to buy a new DVD player from Samsung, none of those media files would work on your new kit without some serious fiddling.

That’s the walled garden that so many companies are now trying to drag us into. And I think it stinks.

On a mobile phone network in the UK, you can use any phone you want. Hardware and services are totally divorced. It promotes competition because customers know that if they have a poor experience with HTC, they can move to Nokia and everything will carry on working just as it did before.

But, if all of your contacts, entertainment services, and backups are chained into HTC – well, then you’re just shit out of luck if you want to move.

I want to see a complete separation of church and state here. Hardware should be separate from software. Software should be separate from services.

  1. Good article. This is important for the health of the corporate ecosystems too. They don’t think so – on their stampede to the next quarterly results – but their long-term survival depends on competition.

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