Apple's Walled Garden


Dave Winer on the iPhone: "[P]eople who believe in open systems who bet heavy on such a closed system are going to learn again why they love open systems."

Dave references Nik Cubrilovic, who writes: "Geeks and enthusiasts wearing Wordpress t-shirts, using laptops covered in Data Portability, Microformats and RSS stickers lined up enthusiastically on Friday to purchase a device that is completely proprietary, controlled and wrapped in DRM. The irony was lost on some as they ran home, docked their new devices into a proprietary media player and downloaded closed source applications wrapped in DRM."

He wants a revolt: "The solution is simple. If you truly believe in open standards, open source and the good that it has created, then don't accept it."

Jonathan Zittrain was early to this party.

Meanwhile, consumers don't seem to care.