Such hyperbole worries me, and I did not (I hope) use such strong terms in class last week. But it certainly seems justified. Ed Blott has an excellent and thoroughly accurate breakdown of Apple's "evil" behavior here. Evil is his word, and while it is a hyperbolic use, I think it is a justifiable one. It is not evil in the sense of racism or holocaust evil, but in the Big Brother, undemocratic, antihuman spirit kind of evil. Apple has just made publishers look positively benign and puppy dog friendly.
The obvious question is,"How different is this from Amazon's exclusivity with the Kindle? I am not sure and I will have to do some thinking and research on the subject.