Recently in public statements in front of Congress, to customers, and in court, Apple has claimed that there were two eras in selling software: in boxes on retail shelves, and then their App Store.

Apple is full of shit. They're trying to erase the largest and most significant way people have sold software: directly to others, online.

"What It Was Like to Sell Apps Online in 2003"

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@cancel More than a million people bought Doom 1 directly from ID through mail order in *1993*.

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@theneko @cancel And we have no idea how many more pirated it, or just played the shareware

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