Centralized control is useful at the beginning of an economy, but limits innovation in the long run. That is as true for China as it is for the App Store.
OS X is retired, but fortunately, its legacy appears to live on in macOS 11.0.
The beginning of technology was about the shift from batched computing in one place to continuous computing everywhere. That era of paradigm changes may be over, which means the real changes are only beginning.
The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft’s culture.