Walled gardens

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Some nice comments <http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41565> from
    the CEO of a company trying to offer a service to mobile phone users, about
    the difficulties of working within the restrictions imposed by the network
    operators.

    In theory if a phone runs Java, it should be easy enough to load up a new
    custom app, shouldn't it? But no--the operators don't want to make it too
    easy. And why is it so hard to find out what number your customer is
    calling from?

    Contrast this with the Internet, where nobody dictates which applications
    you can or can't run--and look at the sheer variety of applications people
    have come up with, as a result.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 10, 2007
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 12:44:18 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > Contrast this with the Internet, where nobody dictates which
    > applications you can or can't run--and look at the sheer variety of
    > applications people have come up with, as a result.


    Come on, the point is, that if the "Internet" had come from a different
    source then I doubt that many of the possible people could read this.

    Freedom is good, it is what democracy is based on. Pity that not all
    people have grabbed hold of this idea..yet.
    Gordon, Aug 10, 2007
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