I mean, MY GOD! APP STORES!?
Having recently purchased an Android smartphone, I have become somewhat familiar with the concept of an app store. And then I read an article by some Apple fanboy touting
the newest and greatest thing, a desktop Apps store overlorded by Steve Jobs. And I was like, nuh-uh. The first thing I sought out and found when I discovered that app stores are, like, you know, airraid bunkers with stocks of software applications hidden inside, undistributed elsewhere because, like, who knows, if an app was just lying around anywhere, it'd be destroyed when the bombs fell, right?!--was a warez site. Not entirely because of the free stuff aspect, but mostly just because of the sheer stupidity of sitting next to a fast computer plugged into a fast internet connection and trying to download tiny bits of software BY PHONE
was sheerly stupid. Sure, the phone will do everything the computer will, but given that what I wanted mostly was information that had to be sorted from inside reams of useless stuff... etc and so on... the computer was a poopload more efficient. And now I learn that the newest greatest thing in computing is desktop app stores. What, we don't have torrent sites? Desktop apps stores are an interim measure for keeping making money out of you while the cloud moves in overhead.
And the cloud... if ever there was a anti-piracy device, that's it. If the apps are all in the cloud, then there's nothing to pirate except access to the cloud.
Fight the app stores! Fight them while you still can! It's the last fight for freedom left on the internet.