"Software should have screws."
That's the opening remark from Jay Freeman, better known as Cydia founder (and grand poobah of iPhone jailbreaking) "Saurik," from a recent talk he gave at TEDx American Riviera. Freeman/Saurik uses the novel comparison of owning a car (an expensive, often status-symboly necessity that you're permitted to modify/customize the bejeezus out of, with little or no risk of voiding the dealer's warranty) to explain — nay, justify — cracking your iPhone to install whatever software catches your fancy. Required viewing.
[Via Gadgets DNA]