I wonder if you feel like i do as far as operating systems and software are concerned.
36 years ago Microsoft was established and brought about a system that allowed everyone to end up having a computer.
Most of us have lived through the evolution of the various versions over the years.
Then came the automatic update and security update technology and approach and now it seems this is the universal method for all the software producers to throw it out there and "what the heck if theres a issue we will fix in the auto update".
So now we install a program or two and have half a dozen or so software routines running that check in with the boss and ask him if there is anything new.
I dont like this aspect. 1) I dont always want the latest. 2) I have no idea what is being sent back and forth and i have to "trust" a software company. 3) I dont want to be monitored by any corporation.
The same is applicable with Apple they seem to be back to their old tricks and culture. Creating a niche user group with their iphone and the itune apps etc.
Now i see they taught Amazon. So Kindle seems to have the same notion that we need to hold you captive.
When will they all learn what we want. I do not want to use the web and in the process have them profile me and tailor the advertising and offers they send me. I can totally see it from a business perspective when i put my businessmans brain on its the ideal system to get into the mass markets head almost on an automated individual basis.
Dont mean i like being a victim.
What sent me over the edge was this Kindle review highlighting how the "Free" Kindle WiFi works. Not so much a review as the top 10 problems this guys feels exist with the Kindle. Buyer Beware.
I just recently had a private battle with my ipod and itunes after i tried to load my music on it using a non apple update program and then when forced into itunes for some other app had the whole lot wiped off. Thank goodness for backups.
What happened to open and free in the web domain. I want to join a group to advocate for disposing with these manipulative monopolistic practices.
Never mind how much of your power and speed they slowly suck from you computer and bandwidth as you add more and more tools.