[squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] Talking to Steve Jobs about Scratch.

Stephen Pair stephen at pairhome.net
Wed Apr 21 23:21:43 UTC 2010

I don't view it this way at all.  There are plenty of valid reasons for the
steps that Apple has taken.  It's difficult to make a really great product
when you have lots of difference constituencies you have to worry about as
you move forward.  Constraining the variables helps ensure you can deliver a
good product with finite resources.  It's only about control in the sense
that they need to exert a certain amount of control to ensure the product
isn't crushed by the weight of its own success and that they can continue to
deliver a great end user experience.

Btw, there is a pretty vibrant jailbreak community where you can run
whatever you want on the devices.

- Stephen

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
> I found it a bit depressive. I can do one little conclusion from it:
> It sounds like only Steve Jobs reserves the right to make great
> things, while others should sit and wait, until he will generously
> allow them to use it. It also seems like all developers in the world,
> already stamped by his “THIS IS S___!”  red stamp, without even
> noticed. So, no matter what they do, or how great their ideas is, its
> worthless, because Great Steve didn't blessed it.
> So, i feel a big disdain, because the above shows only an egocentric,
> childish and ill-minded nature of Apple's head.
> - Hear plebs, a made a new iThing for you. Eat my flesh, drink my blood.
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