Monthly Archives: April 2010

Administrivia of the day

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On this day, David did state:

  • 06:51 I’m at White Rock Lake (8300 E Lawther Drive, Dallas). 4sq.com/7dkg8M #
  • 07:19 To work! (@ The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center) 4sq.com/7jyn2s #

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Remember! War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength!

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Well, well, well. I think that Steve Jobs may have just put his foot in it this time. Looking at the vaunted “Section 3.3.1” of the new 4.0 version of the iPhone/iPod/iPad OS, you have this clause.

Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).

In trying to defend the new very, very restrictive platform T&C changes, Apple is banning anything that uses a scripting language, a 3rd party framework, or a 3rd party toolkit in development.

Steve then weighed in on the issue over the weekend. Jobs referenced John Gruber’s rationale for the changes. He then, if the e-mails are authentic, clarified Apple’s position, claiming that intermediate layers between developers and the platform have two results: they result in “sub-standard apps” and they hinder the “progress of the platform.”

So, according to Jobs, the problem is, that these things result in “sub-standard apps” – well, that is amusing when one of the apps he demoed on the iPad, Tap Tap Revenge – is now banned by the new T&C because it uses internal scripting and a 3rd party framework in its development.

So the app is good enough for The Steve to use to demo his new “magical” application, but is not high enough quality for people to be able to get in the app store.

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Please! Oh please . . .

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Oh please, just wait about 40 more minutes to start raining. I don’t have my umbrella!

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*facepalm*

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OMG. The bus driver just admitted he does not know the route. And is *lost*.

Thankfully I’m walking to my office now.

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