Steve Wozniak, celebrul co-fondator al companiei Apple, a discutat cu utilizatorii website-ului Slashdot, in cadrul unui eveniment ce marca 15 ani de la deschiderea sa, despre opiniile sale in diverse domenii, incluzand aici si compania Apple. In cadrul discutiei avute cu utilizatorii Wozniak a dat cateva informatii interesante in legatura cu viziunea sa asupra lumii, insa acum insist doar pe doua care probabil vor interesa pe destui dintre voi. Prima are legatura cu jailbreak-ul, Wozniak fiind probabil primul care a reusit sa faca jailbreak iOS-ului, insa el a fost un sustinator al acestei tehnici si de-a lungul anilor a sustinut comunitatea, chiar daca suportul pare sa fi fost doar moral.
There is no one right opinion. I’m for more openness. I believe that you can create the best most innovative products even when they are open. But I could be wrong. Open products tend to seem more complex. I suggest that maybe 80% of us or more are technophobes and scared to admit how little we know. I’m thinking of our moms and dads a lot in this thought. Apple is the safest haven for them not to get confused.
So much of me lies in the Linux and open source thinking. It’s where I’d be if I were young and finding my technology way. Some say that Apple iPhones are closed but there is a different view. They are closed as to methods of sale and delivery. You can create any app you want to and have the ability to on your own on the iPhone. You just can’t distribute it to huge numbers of people outside the app store of Apple. So young developers are not hindered totally. Yeah, on Android you can do anything for fun and announce it to the whole world and that’s very motivating. So keep it up. I have always given my support to the jailbreak community because they remind me of myself when I met Steve Jobs and how we were, then and for the years leading to Apple.
Mergand pe aceeasi linie a deschiderii vis-a-vis de software, Wozniak sustine ca Apple ar trebui sa porteze celebrul software iTunes si pe platforma Android, insa aceasta nu este prima oara cand auzim o asemenea cerere de la el. iTunes-ul este disponibil pe PC/Mac, il avem in iOS, insa nu il avem si in cel mai utilizat sistem de operare pentru terminale mobile. Apple este impotriva Android-ului si nu-si va incalca principiile pentru cineva, insa daca ar lansa iTunes-ul pe Android, si-ar extinde extrem de mult piata de desfacere pentru muzica.
I always think first and foremost as a technology consumer and lover. Like all of us who appreciate the quality of Apple products, I have mixed feelings. I grew up with core values of openness and sharing of technology. When I ran dial-a-joke it was illegal to own, use or purchase your own telephone or answering machine. You couldn’t connect anything to the phone jack except that which you leased from AT&T. You had little choice and there was no room for outside innovators. We techies all said this was a bad thing. You probably see the parallel.
Let’s look at Apple. Apple’s real rise from the small market-share Macintosh company to the iProducts of today began with iTunes and the iPod. This turned out to be a 2nd huge business which roughly doubled Apple’s ‘size’. If you remember, we ported iTunes to Windows. We now addressed 100% of the world’s market with this integrated system (iPod/iTunes) and it began the era of Apple that we are now in. So why don’t we port iTunes to Android? Did something get closed up? I love Apple products and iTunes and wish it were on my Android products too.