Friday, April 2, 2010

The Kids Are All Right

John Gruber:

He’s 13 years old and he has created and is selling an iPad app in the same store where companies like EA, Google, and even Apple itself distribute iPad apps. His app is ready to go on the first day the product is available. Not a fake app. Not a junior app. A real honest-to-god iPad app. Imagine a 13-year-old in 1978 who could produce and sell his own Atari 2600 cartridges.

I still think the iPhone OS platform is needlessly closed, so he presents a bit of a false dichotomy, but there’s no denying that the development opportunities are incredible compared with when I was a kid.

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