How to Make a Million (or Two): Violate an iPhone
This snarling boy is George Hotz, who unlocked the iPhone last week after about 500 or so hours of work that included a soldering iron.
There's a lot to be said about doing something you're not supposed to and giving a lot of people something they want really, really badly:
- You get a lot of press
- You (maybe) get some clout
- You (occasionally) make a ton of money which, while not necessarily proportionate to the work you've done, is exactly proportionate to how much people want what you've got, and the fact that you - and just you - are the only one who's been able to hand it to them
Now excuse us while we hot-wire a hybrid Porsche with wings.