In Defense of Hacking, Modding and Jailbreaking

#Opinion

Tue, Apr 20th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

There's a trend that's been disturbing me lately. When the topic of modding or jailbreaking comes up--say, in the wake of the iPad announcement, or Sony's restrictive PS3 update--there is an outcry. Who am I to tell Apple what's best for their devices? How can I in good conscience urge others to void their warranties or break license agreements? And why should anyone care when only a small proportion of people hack or jailbreak their devices?

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