Once the older demographic becomes the main market it can only get less and less popular with the younger market (I'm in my 50s and still don't want to look like a granny drooling over a white box). Under the spreading
chestnut apple tree
I sold you and you sold me—
In a way it's kind of funny how Apple portrays itself as being so hip when you consider how they lock down their interface and systems to the point of where they would be safe enough for even a 'locked ward' resident to use.
Maybe 1984 didn't turn out to be like "like 1984
." But 2011 easily could if Apple had it's way.
Like Orwell said: WAR IS PEACE - FREEDOM IS SLAVERY - IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Hmm...sure sounds like a business plan
to me! (Or an Apple sponsored user event if you've ever seen the crowd's reaction to even the most outrageous statement or claim being made on Apple's behalf. It gets seriously creepy
at times...)Cupertino Prevails!