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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Mon, Apr 23 2007 6:20 AM
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Please forgive the cross-posting.
Here is an article that describes iPod "openness" and hackability:
My takeaways are:
1. Any ICT product that is popular or interesting enough is going to be
2. A hack may be useful without being usable or supported in any way. We
careful not to focus only on technical feasibility of "aftermarket
3. Companies may pursue closedness for marketing reasons, because it gives
greater control over the product ecosystem. We should be careful to
between "policy" and "feasibility" closedness.
Sidelight: look at the Tavo Gloves with conductive material in the thumb and
finger, for use with iPods and other touch sensitive controls:
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