Thursday, December 20, 2007
Love the computers, hate the company
Today we have news that the Apple leak website, ThinkSecret.com has been effectively shut down by Apple.
For those of you who don't know, ThinkSecret has been amazingly successful in leaking/exposing Apple product info over the years. While Apple has served them both take down and cease and desist notices over the years, the most recent lawsuit has resulted in a settlement that not only got the website owner off the hook, but he also had to terminate operations on the website.
Back in the 80's, we Apple hackers used to say of Apple, "Love the computers, hate the company." I have to admit I don't remember where this came from, but lately with all the goings on with the iPhone development and these sort of things, this old adage keeps popping back into my mind.
Am I down on Apple? Nope. Because Steve was right, I'd rather be a pirate than join the Navy. ;-)