“Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML, has joined Google as ‘Developer Advocate,’ with a focus on Android,” Jay Yarow reports for The Business Insider.
“Tim announced and explained his new role at Google on his blog–and, in a move that is extraordinary for normally buttoned up Googlers, expounded on his hatred of the iPhone and all it stands for,” Yarow reports.
Yarow reports, “The bottom line: He thinks Apple’s closed system for the iPhone is terrible, and he’d going to do all he can to destroy it. Here’s the part of his blog on Apple: The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what… I hate it. I hate it even though the iPhone hardware and software are great, because freedom’s not just another word for anything, nor is it an optional ingredient.“
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If Freedom is so important to Google, please explain why Google’s search results in China are censored so as not to bring up any results concerning the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, sites supporting Tibet and Taiwan independence, the Falun Gong movement, and other information that the People’s Republic of China doesn’t like the Chinese people to know about or discuss?
Apple put the Dalai Lama into their advertising in 1997. Google deleted him from their search results in China in 2006.
Bray should work on Google’s glaring omission of freedom in China before casting stones at Apple lest we brand him a big-time hypocrite.
Call us crazy, but we’ve rather do without some boob apps than aid in the oppression of 1.33 billion people.