Friday, January 28, 2005

Opinion: I Want Apple to Lose

In their lawsuits against several people. They are suing the blog ThinkSecret for well secrets and a couple kids for Tiger betas on BitTorrent.

Nicholas Ciarelli of ThinkSecret was a huge fan. I understand that if product secrets are released early it can hurt business. So can bullying your fan base. And in the end Nick was just acting as journalist. If Apple doesn't want it secrets shared then they need to do a better job of keeping their employees and partners quiet. Microsoft wishes they could generate this much excitement. Apple should drop the lawsuit and find a way to make use of it.

Now for the Tiger beta kids. Sure what they did was wrong. But has it really hurt Apple? This was an early beta and it's not like it would keep the people who downloaded it from buying the full version. Get them to commit to doing something good like teaching kids about the Mac.

I hope Apple reads what people are saying and changes their course. If not I'll continue to buy their products but I won't feel quite as good about it.


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