re: Apple iOS Security Defeated By Sneaky App
It cuts the other way too. A couple of years ago, the Apple Store removed a children's programming App called Scratch that was written in Squeak Smalltalk.
It was a wonderful App and should definitely be in the Apple Store.
This especially true since Apple has a long history with its roots close to Smalltalk. One of their first computers had an Object Oriented OS that drew heavily on the Smalltalk paradigm.
Over 40 years ago "Alan Kay invented the idea of a lightweight tablet computer using Smalltalk." We would all be better off if that had succeeded.
I think that it is fine to have tablets like the iPad, but because of security concerns, the iPad throws "out the baby with the dishwater". It loses a lot of its potential by being so exclusive. But that is what happens when one is more interested in profits than real progress as almost all companies are.
With exactly the right kind of work, it would take more to do the job than any company has been willing to do, but the company that comes along and actually does the real job would leave all the pervasive pretenders in the dust in terms of making real progress AND money.