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July 23, 2014

The Quote

“Apple is trying to turn the PC into an appliance they control from bottom (the processor) to top (apps and content). Instead of just selling you a PC and never hearing from you again, they sell you an iPad and have an ongoing revenue stream from you forever. The question is whether people will trade freedom for convenience. I think they will. They have before.” — Daniel Lyons, tech editor at Newsweek.

Agreed. Though…..what we may see developing here is a different hierarchy of usage. One, as Lyons describes, fairly hierarchical, orderly and tailored — with the option (through Safari browser or by other means) to go off and explore the wild side of the open web. The two may co-exist, just in ways they haven’t before.