Marco on Apple vs. Microsoft & Google business philosophy, and anti-Apple anger

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By OP Editor

Why are haters from Microsoft and Google raging on anything Apple? Why aren’t they attacking each other?

Marco Arment

On Anti-Apple Anger by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper:

Where Apple says “You can’t do that because we think that would suck,” Microsoft and Android usually say, “You can do whatever you want, even if it sucks.” They give users enough rope with which to hang themselves, even when that results in asphyxiation, and it’s up to the users to tolerate or fix any resulting problems themselves.

The philosophical differences between these approaches, and the frequent failure to understand both viewpoints, are the roots of anti-Apple anger.

And of course Apple’s decade of success just fuels the rage of those who don’t see how other people might have different opinion. That’s why they are trying to be missionaries to “save” those “misguided” Apple users.

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