I was cruising through my RSS feeds when I ran across this snippet on Daring Fireball. Specifically, it was a link to this article about how Apple is dealing with the fact that it rejected several authors applications, saying:
Apparently, Apple has now started labeling their rejection letters with Non-Disclosure (NDA) warnings:
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE
You know, I think Apple is a very innovative company, but it has this nasty habit of shooting itself in the foot. If they’d only embrace the community of developers, they’d rule the cell phone world. But no, they can’t do that. They insist on silencing criticism instead of realizing that this outcome is entirely of their own choosing. I was contemplating getting an iPhone when my contract was up. I think I’ll be choosing something else. This is the first time I can honestly say that I’m disappointed to own a Mac.