Apple announces Mac App Store: Fool me once, shame on you… fool me twice, shame on me.

Well, it’s official. Apple has now announced it’s bringing the

App Store concept to the Mac and it looks like they’ll be

restricting apps with FairPlay DRM too for good measure. When we

first began talking about the problems with the App Store on the

iPhone and iPod Touch, people wanted us to drop it and stop

talking about the DRM tricks being pulled by Apple on the grounds

that the iPhone wasn’t a general purpose computer (it is, and the

iPad is too) but rather an appliance.

Is this a glimpse of what Apple has in store for the future of computing?

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