Saturday, July 14, 2012

Operating systems: You've been sherlocked | The Economist

A perennial platform purveyor paradox
"THE thing software developers fear most is being "sherlocked". The term was coined in the early 2000s, after Apple updated the Sherlock search tool on its desktop operating system (OS) to do what had just months before been offered by an external application called Watson, created by Karelia Software to complement the Apple tool's earlier version. Ever since, independent programmers have trembled as they await announcements of what the company plans to includein the latest release."
Operating systems: You've been sherlocked | The Economist
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