Gatekeepers And The Economy

from the jobs-justify-anything dept

I was actually thinking about the TSA when I wrote this, but it applies just as well to IP.

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DannyB (profile) says:

Not thinking about the TSA

I was thinking about Apple when I read this.

Walled gardens.

In particular, I was thinking about iPhone development.

I thought it amusing that Google IO 2011 introduces the Android Accessory development kit and proudly says it is open to any developers:
* No Registration
* No Fees
* No NDAs

OTOH, talking to a friend recently who attended Apple’s WWDC, their video discussing Apple’s partial answer to the lack of garbage collection on iOS is under NDA. Astonishing! A video that tells developers about a new feature that benefits developers (not directly seen by end users) is under NDA? Yet they are announcing this to a large audience?

I guess it is a secret that iOS is trying to catch up to Android having real garbage collection.

Anyway, enough rambling. The comic reminded me of that. 🙂

DannyB (profile) says:

Re: Re: Not thinking about the TSA

I already understood it is in the compiler.

Of course, it’s under NDA.

If it is a pure compiler trick to save you from writing allocate and release, then I am skeptical it is real garbage collection. The point of GC is that it may be unknowable at compile time when an object should be deallocated. For many complex algorithms, even trying to have the programmer attempt to manage the deallocation may be a non-trivial problem — hence the need for a runtime system to deallocate memory, not compile time.

But I’ll have a look on Ars. Thanks.

Gabriel Tane (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

“The “joke” isn’t even marginally funny, so the laughter isn’t about that.”

And yet you’re still here to talk about it. Or still here to insult it. Still haven’t really figured out if you’re just disappointed or a squeaker. Considering you’d have to have hit puberty to have a kid, I’ll have to rule out squeaker. Altho, I’ve met some people well past pre-pubescence that act as childish… so perhaps ruling that out may be premature.

“As for a slow day, well, you are here. Think about it next time before you shoot yourself in the foot.”

Wasn’t aware I was holding a gun. Oh! You must be talking about that wicked-sick BURN you got on me. Ah, the classic “nuh uh! YOU are!” and “I know you are but what am I!?”… can’t believe I got my ass handed to me by that. Guess I’ll go burn my computer and cut my interweb connection now.

And I’m actually at work posting here between phone calls and web-meetings. But nice to see you’re busy setting an example of insulting other people’s artistic expression for the next generation. Bravo.

“Ok son/daughter… watch close at how daddy trolls!”

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