“Last week, Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps published Curated Computing: Designing For The Post-iPad Era where she observed: What’s revolutionary about the iPad is the experience that it delivers: The iPad is a new kind of PC that ushers in an era of Curated Computing. Not unexpectedly, this drew the attention of the anti-Apple echosystem that regards the Cupertino company as the evil incarnate who’s hellbent on destroying the ‘open web’ by curating its users’ experience on Apple devices,” Kontra writes for counternotions.
“Just as Adobe is desperately trying to yell at the world, ‘Don’t buy into Apple’s walled garden, get locked into our own proprietary Flash,’ so is Google trying to misdirect consumers’ attention from its own monopolistic sins to Apple’s mobile platform where 100 million users voted with their own money to enjoy 200,000 apps,” Kontra writes. “The evil man behind the curtain in this scenario is not Apple’s curation, it’s the frightening prospect of Google getting cut off from search and ad revenue derived from its naked domination of the search box on top of your web browser. That, unfortunately, doesn’t sound like an appealing public cry, hence the ‘Curated Computing’ misdirection whining.”
Full article – highly recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gabriel B.” for the heads up.]