Demaestro - 7:16 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
But don't developers have the choice to develop for Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry or etc.? Or even better, all of the above at once?
Yes of course, but that still doesn't address the iDevice app market. I do get your argument and it isn't even that I disagree but I think one should make the distinction between the market for smart phone applications and apps for iDevices. They just aren't the same market.
iPhone, iTouch, iPad all use 1 app store. If I, a developer want to target iDevice users I have only 1 place I can do it. If Apple allowed users to install apps for iDevices from places other than the Apple app store then I would 100% agree with you but since Apple forces the Apple app store on iDevice users as the sole place they can get apps, then to me it becomes a stand alone market, an Apple app market of which they control 100%.
I was a Netscape user and I remember how terrible the later versions were, they self destructed long before MS pushed them out.
So true.... the only entities responsible for the death of Netscape was Netscape themselves and AOL... see Netscape3.5 and SeaMonkey for proof of this.
Office is horrible?
I think so. The whole .docx .xlsx thing is one of the biggest scams going, also VBA -> #*$!?