Apple + iPad + Huxley = Orwellian nightmare | Technology |

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm

For the implication of an iPad-crazed world – with its millions of delighted, infatuated users – is that a single US company renowned for control-freakery will have become the gatekeeper to the online world. The iPad – like the iPhone – is a closed, tightly controlled device: nothing gets on to it that has not been expressly approved by Apple. We will have arrived at an Orwellian end by Huxleian means. And be foolish enough to think that we’ve attained nirvana.

  1. so, then did you get rid of ur iphone? if so, what’d you switch to?

  2. not yet, but only because the alternatives seem to suck more, and the iphone sucks less. Still, I find myself using it’s i-ness less and less these days, and as a phone, it’s phone-ness is pretty okay.

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