Message from discussion Apple is deprecating Java
From: Raffael Cavallaro <raffaelcavall...@pas.despam.s.il.vous.plait.mac.com>
Subject: Re: Apple is deprecating Java
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:44:12 -0400
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On 2010-10-27 11:09:03 -0400, jos...@corporate-world.lisp.de said:
> I have a database to work with on the Mac (or any other
> machine that is used in media production). The file system
> is still there, but how the database organizes the storage
> may be invisible. That's a feature.
It's only a feature if you can still get at your data some other way.
Otherwise, it's vendor lock in.
On iOS you *don't* have access to the file system, so you can't get at
your data unless Apple lets you (by permitting an app store app that
can access it).
> I haven't been limited on my Mac and don't see that coming.
That you don't see it coming is willful blindness to Apple's
restrictive behavior, nothing more.
> If something like that would happen, I would continue
> to use my current machines and otherwise switch to a different
Exactly. My whole point is that the day when power users who don't want
to be dictated to by Apple will need to switch platforms is fast
approaching. That's what the "Post PC Era" means - the loss of the
ability to use your device as you wish. Only uses explicitly permitted
by the vendor will be possible on Apple's "Post PC" platform. They're
clearly trying to move as many customers to "Post PC" devices as
possible. They're actively growing the share of their platforms that
run a "Post PC" OS, and transitioning their PC OS in the direction of
their "Post PC" OS.
> Currently my impression is that personal computing has never
> been more powerful.
At the very start of the PC era, mainframes had never been more
powerful. That's how it always is with disruptive technologies - they
blindside the old paradigm which is at its zenith.
> Other than that your postings here sound like hysteria to me.
Your Apple boosterism sounds like the jejune assertion that we live in
the best of all possible worlds. We don't. It would be much better for
users if iOS were not locked down; if users had direct file system
access to iOS devices; in short, if iOS as installed behaved like jail
We don't live in that better world. We live in one where Apple have
gone out of their way to make devices we've paid for ***LESS USEFUL***.
Pointing out this fact is not hysteria, it's a much needed corrective
to your sugar coated apologies for Apple's abusive behavior.
> It's like having the fear that
> Mercedes will remove the capability to load tons of stuff
> on its trucks, just because they were starting to build
> small mass market SMART cars which lack this capability.
No, it's like pointing out that buying a Mac mainframe might not be a
good idea if Mac mainframe's founder and CEO told you explicitly that
they were planning on deemphasizing the mainframe business because we
are moving into this new fangled PC future.