Tim Cook’s “chaos factory” remarks got a rise from top Zuckerberg advisor (and former UK deputy prime minister) Nick Clegg.
From Business Insider:
“Facebook is free — it’s for everyone,” he said. “Some other big tech companies make their money by selling expensive hardware or subscription services, or in some cases both, to consumers in developed, wealthier economies. They are an exclusive club, available only to aspirant consumers with the means to buy high-value hardware and services.”
“There’s no exclusivity at Facebook. No VIP access. No business class,” Clegg added. “Our services are as accessible to students in Guatemala, cattle farmers in the Midwest United States, office workers in Mumbai, tech startups in Nairobi, or taxi drivers in Berlin. More than 2 billion people use our platforms — because they can.”
My take: Zuckerberg, through Clegg, is responding to Tim Cook’s “If you built a chaos factory, you can’t dodge responsibility for the chaos.” Like well-disciplined politicians, neither Cook nor Clegg will mention his opponent by name.