DevonPad is in "closed beta." It is a companion to DevonThink that runs on the iPhone or the iTouch. The site for DevonPad contains screenshots of the program designed to synchronize with the desktop application. It also contains the following note:
"Please don’t contact us to ask if you can join the beta group. The iPhone Developer Program allows us to install beta software on up to 100 devices. We need to keep a few slots in the list for iPad testing so please understand that we cannot extend the beta group at the moment."
Talk about restrictive conditions! Apple imposes limits at every level. This approach would never do in UNIX and Windows. One of the reasons I will never surrender my entire digital life to this "big brother."
I wonder when this approach will begin to backfire.