In short, what Apple and AT&T have accomplished with their heavy-handed, Soviet information-control style is not to bury these useful apps. Instead, Apple/AT&T have elevated them to martyr status — and, in effect, thrown down a worldwide challenge to programmers everywhere.
“Get around THIS,” they’re saying.
But guess what? It won’t take long. They’ve put a rock in the river, but the water will just find a way around it.