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8:18pm on Friday, 13th May, 2011:

Proprietary, Impropriety


I was in London today, keynoting yet another mini-conference about gamification. As it was held near Copvent Garden, I popped into the Apple shop to see if they had anything to connect my new iPad to a regular SVGA port of the kind used by every PC in the world and every monitor. They had one: it cost £25.

Hmm, 25 quid for something to perform what's an utterly basic, non-contentious function? Something which, if I paid 5 quid for to do a similar function on a PC, would leave me feeling ripped off?

I don't think so, Apple, and that's why the Android platform is eventually going to wipe the floor with you.

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