John Gruber does a much more extensive article than I did on why OpenClip won’t last very long, including this gem:
And, indeed, in the 2.1b4 release of the iPhone OS, [cross-app file-read prevention] is enforced. The OpenClip demo apps, which work as advertised on iPhone OS 2.0.2, do not work in the current 2.1 beta, because apps are no longer able to read or even see other apps’ sandboxes.
I’m happy to see that Apple is enforcing this sandboxing. Personally, I like it. (I’m also a bad developer for not trying 2.1 for more than a few minutes so far.)
In other news, I just realized that I’m editing a John Gruber quote while linking to John Gruber’s site using a John Gruber text markup language.