So Android isn't QUITE the magical open platform i had imagined. As it turns out, T-Mobile and Google are doing all they can to ensure that the specific types of things I want to do with it stay impossible. It's early in the game yet, but it could easily be characterized as "cat-and-mouse." Unfortunately for them, these mice are always a few steps ahead of the cat. Plus, the fact that the cat made some really stupid mistakes out of the gate makes things a bit nicer for us mice.
MY Android phone is completely open to all the sorts of things that I want to do now, with some particular clever mice having compromised Google's latest update and used thier own security against them, but if you've got a T-Mobile G1 and want to have the opportunity to do some of the more awesome stuff we mice are working on, it's extremely important that you don't update to the RC30 update. There's nothing new and exciting in the update anyway.