Quote from Tim Bray

The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers. The people who create the apps serve at the landlord’s pleasure and fear his anger.

I hate it.

I hate it even though the iPhone hardware and software are great, because freedom’s not just another word for anything, nor is it an optional ingredient.

- Tim Bray, Now a No-Evil Zone.

I’m increasingly aware that many of my lifestyle choices, from my Android phone and my long-standing affection for Linux, through to my choices of where I live and who I work for, are driven by my instinctive dislike for being told what I can and can’t do. I value my freedom.

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