Like Cory Doctorow and some other longtime computer hackers, I've been thinking of the Apple iPad as a dire milestone on the road to a restricted computing future where giant corporations control everything we do on our devices -- and the only decent job that former programmers can get is to hunt and kill replicants. Believing this has helped me resist the urge to buy an iPad. Unfortunately, Greg Knauss has written a blog post that completely demolishes this sentiment: Simplicity has a purpose, and ... read more