Algorithmic Control II: Open & Closed Source

Open source allows modification from its original design free of charge while the source code of a closed source is not shared with the public. For most of us, this doesn’t overly impact however it is another example of Apple controlling its users. With its closed source and lack of compatibility with non-Apple devices, it begs the question:

Personally, almost every technology product I own are apple related and I love them all. Apple have such a strong eco-system across devices and I’ve become so accustom to their user friendly products, but at what price?

I think it’s becoming increasingly rare for Apple users to own only one of the developers device. So while an iPhone may be over $1,500, that’s not the price you’re paying. You’re paying for a lack of freedom and an ongoing battle of compatibility. Whether you’re someone who would take advantage of an open source or not, it’s important to be aware of the differences and know why Apple choose to be closed source.

Frank Tremain.


5 thoughts on “Algorithmic Control II: Open & Closed Source

  1. cass zaucer May 27, 2019 / 3:11 am

    I also did my blog post on open and closed source! Your blog, however, goes more in depth than mine as you have provided an excellent example! I find the open and closed source difficult to wrap my head around, however, with examples, it can be clearly seen and understood.

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  2. ashleybond007 May 31, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    This was a helpful blog post to read! I wish I had read this earlier as it makes the whole concept of open and close sources much clearer. You outlined and discussed the basis of what needed to be covered and got your points across! Your remediation was great and grabbed my attention. The facts about the topic really engaged me as a reader. I find it very interesting to look at particular brands and how they make their products either open or closed source. You’ve outlined the important information and you’ve successfully conveyed your points. I thought your blog post was an interesting read. Well done! Have a look into this link!

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    • franktremain June 1, 2019 / 8:49 am

      Thanks for your comment! The link you added definitely was used to help my own understanding, glad you found it useful too


  3. Hussein Hijazi May 31, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Hey, frank this was a really good post, I enjoyed how you explained it in an efficient way. it was really good to see you’re writing as if you were explaining it to someone! great job. One thing I think you can do to improve this post is to add your references as it allows you post to look more credible, other than that it was a great read!!

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