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(Rice Romero Fan Club President)   Allowing your biggest rival to use your most popular product might impact your own sales? Ya don't say   (xda-developers.com) divider line
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1518 clicks; posted to Business » on 10 Apr 2021 at 11:26 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-10 12:29:25 PM  
Now image that back in the day each physical land line phone, was different, worked a little differently, had a slightly different user interface that just intuitively worked better for some people.
And that the only way to get the phone use you wanted twas to have to sign service contracts with one explicit phone company.


Walled gardens are great for capitalists, but terrible for markets, if you can understand what that means.

Like this:
The only thing a capitalist hates more than a communist is a competitor.


See that, typical capitalists hates the free market, but does love to have a controlled market of their own.
Keep that in mind anytime a capitalist/VC is touting "free markets" and yet every action they ever take is to remove freedom in the market to bring it more under their direct control.
 
2021-04-10 12:51:40 PM  

PvtStash: Now image that back in the day each physical land line phone, was different, worked a little differently, had a slightly different user interface that just intuitively worked better for some people.
And that the only way to get the phone use you wanted twas to have to sign service contracts with one explicit phone company.


Walled gardens are great for capitalists, but terrible for markets, if you can understand what that means.

Like this:
The only thing a capitalist hates more than a communist is a competitor.


See that, typical capitalists hates the free market, but does love to have a controlled market of their own.
Keep that in mind anytime a capitalist/VC is touting "free markets" and yet every action they ever take is to remove freedom in the market to bring it more under their direct control.


That is a lot of words to say "iMessage is your leash, you are the dog, apple is your cage"
 
2021-04-10 12:56:42 PM  
When an IM ap is your sales feature.... Well good for you
 
2021-04-10 1:02:37 PM  
PvtStash: Now image that back in the day each physical land line phone, was different, worked a little differently, had a slightly different user interface that just intuitively worked better for some people.
And that the only way to get the phone use you wanted twas to have to sign service contracts with one explicit phone company.

You've just described the "Ma Bell" era.

No two rotary dials felt the same, and touch-tone was an extra charge on the bill.
 
2021-04-10 1:38:20 PM  

Fursecution: PvtStash: Now image that back in the day each physical land line phone, was different, worked a little differently, had a slightly different user interface that just intuitively worked better for some people.
And that the only way to get the phone use you wanted twas to have to sign service contracts with one explicit phone company.

You've just described the "Ma Bell" era.

No two rotary dials felt the same, and touch-tone was an extra charge on the bill.


Not the same thing.  Styling differences are not the same thing as barriers to interoperability.  Besides, in the 'Ma Bell' days, virtually all phones were built by Western Electric division of Bell Labs.  You could get a desk phone or a bedside Princess phone, and maybe a choice of colors.  It took a long time to pry open the market to actual alternate vendors.

As for touch tone, that was a significant change in back office technology.  An extra charge on the bill was annoying but understandable and justifiable.  Especially when compared to a lot of bullshiat fees that often got buried in people's phone bills later.

Hell, I think it was phenomenal progress when we no longer paid for calls by the minute and could stop worrying about whether a call was "long distance".

But sometimes, I still miss Mert.

YTP: Daffy the mert mando commando
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2021-04-10 3:00:40 PM  
The only reason I have an iphone is because my parents have an iphone. 

Being able to facetime and message them smoothly is that important.

Before I got one, I was frequently left out of ... pretty much all family messaging ... for years ...
 
2021-04-10 3:43:25 PM  
android +belt sander= rounded corners

problem solved
 
2021-04-10 3:43:59 PM  

rubi_con_man: The only reason I have an iphone is because my parents have an iphone. 

Being able to facetime and message them smoothly is that important.

Before I got one, I was frequently left out of ... pretty much all family messaging ... for years ...


I seriously doubt your choice of phone OS was the reason that no one in this situation can actually use a phone for its original purpose here
 
2021-04-10 5:40:49 PM  
Thank God that Android has ported all of its apps over to iPhone.

::snicker::
 
2021-04-11 1:19:38 AM  
I'm really shiatty at backing my contacts up to the cloud. I still keep a handwritten address book. That's why even though I don't use Facebook proper, I do use messenger since I don't need to worry about losing touch with people when I change phones.
 
2021-04-11 10:27:47 AM  
I still wouldn't use it, messages has been fine.

And any other android user get annoyed say in family group texts everyone starts replying with "reactions"?
 
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