Hiding a Cautionary Tale in Apple’s End User License Agreement
A designer hides a story in the Apple iCloud EULA using paper, ink, and a necessary statement
Apple is well-known for planting playful Easter eggs and hidden treats. These have been around since the company’s early days and include details hidden in icons and even ASCII Star Wars hidden in Mac OS X’s terminal.
But a parallel and somewhat more sinister tendency is the increasing length of End User License Agreements, drawn up in increasingly intricate ways by tech companies (and their lawyers) who are eager to preclude the possibility of future legal problems. Cult of Mac points out that iTunes makes you agree not to design or develop nuclear weapons.