[Openmcl-devel] Mac App store: will CCL apps fly?

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Sat Oct 23 16:39:08 UTC 2010


On Oct 23, 2010, at 5:25 AM, Bill St. Clair wrote:

> On 10/23/10 01:45, Ron Garret wrote:
>> 
>> On Oct 22, 2010, at 9:58 PM, Sudhir Shenoy wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> On Oct 23, 2010, at 9:36 AM, Ron Garret wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Oct 22, 2010, at 4:35 PM, Sudhir Shenoy wrote:
> 
>>>> Do you know what a feedlot is?
>>>> 
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feedlot
>>>> 
>>>> The cows that inhabit the feedlot probably think they're getting a sweet deal.  Free food, no obligations.  XCode is a feedlot.  Developers are the cows.  The app store is the milking shed.
>>> 
>>> Hyperbole
>> 
>> Metaphor.
> 
> Heh. As a kid, I visited the feed lot in Greeley, Colorado. You can
> smell it from a mile away. The smell is not pleasant.

Only because you're a human.  If you were a cow you wouldn't mind so much.

Analogously, if you were a regular human and not a developer you probably would take one look at XCode and run screaming in horror.  Bit if you're a (certain kind of) developer it's really not so bad.

But you do have to put up with some shit. :-)

rg




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