Every time Apple comes out with a new product there are people who complain about Apple’s “walled garden.” Such was the case with Apple’s new Mac App Store. Just like the App Store on the iPhone, the Mac App Store allows consumers to purchase applications for their Mac computers through an Apple-controlled store. The good part about this is that the Mac App Store is very simple to use, and Apple has proven time and again that “simple” is something that customers value highly. Installing an application takes but a single click, and since every application has to go through Apple’s approval process, there is no danger of downloading viruses or spyware, which is one less thing for the average computer muggle to worry about.
I don’t have a TV, Cable box, TiVo, DVR, DVD player, VCR, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation, stereo, Netflix, CD player, VuDu, radio, SlingBox, or a bookcase full of DVDs (or books, for that matter). Actually, I take that back, I do have all of these things… as software. That’s right, I have a single computer that [...]
The technology is inevitable: computers will be able to think in the future. That’s not what I’m worried about. I’m worried that we humans won’t be able to handle it. Just think how difficult it has been for us to give blacks and women equal rights. We still haven’t been able to give gays equal [...]