Speculating on Open v Closed Phones

Apples iPhone is closed. Googles G1 is open. Which is better?

Watching Google and Apple carve out space in the mobile business, one can hardly avoid thinking that history is repeating itself. In the 1970s and 80s, Apple created the first great personal computers. But because Apple closed its platform, it was IBM, Dell, HP, and especially Microsoft that reaped the benefits of Apples innovations. […]