Industrial fruit jam is filled with cheap ingredients and shelf stabilizers. Industrial software is filled with privacy-invasive trackers and proprietary formats.
Google, Apple, and Microsoft make industrial software. Like industrial jam, industrial software has its benefits — it’s cheap, fairly reliable, widely available, and often gets the job done.
This is a good post on how Big Tech subsidies it’s software by stealing your information, or locking you into ecosystems.
The lock-in and subsidies make it hard for small developers because they have to charge the true cost of software development, but Big Tech’s schemes have taught us software should be cheap because it’s “easy”.