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GeorgeBMac said:The dollar was backed by gold. Then, under Nixon, it went to the "Full Faith & Credit of the United States" -- backed by the world's mightiest industrial empire. But the industry moved out.Let's not pretend gold has any significant inherent value. You can't eat it, it's a lousy building material, and it's not any better for making clothing.Its only real value is that it's good for plating electronic connectors because it's corrosion resistant.No, gold is perceived to have significant value only because it's shiny. It's in no way inherently better at being a currency than anything else, including the inherently useless crypto silliness.
Apple should not have to host any app they don't like in their app store.Apple should not be allowed to prevent me from installing any app I like on MY iPhone.There's a very simple solution here. Apple MUST be forced to allow device owners to install software from any source they choose. It's the same issue in the Epic case, I would never suggest that Apple should be forced to host Epic's software, but if Epic wants to distribute software outside of Apple's app store, any mechanism Apple uses to prevent that is clearly and blatantly an illegal abuse of their monopoly of the iOS software market.It's time for antitrust law to come down HARD on Apple.