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Pretty cool.   But, um… He started out rushing to the airport to get home to his "fiancee", and landed to spend time with his "wife"… is there also a FaceTime wedding they overlooked here, or…? 
  Wait, so... you're not looking for solutions. You just want to trot out the problems you're not going to fix, and use them as examples of how Mac doesn't 'just work'…?   When it "just works' 99.8% of the time", we get to say, "It just works". The relatively few instances of problems that do exist (typically related to third party software and hardware, although no-one will say that Apple's OS or software is 100% bug-free, so it's sometimes those too) are ALWAYS...
  OK I"ll rephrase then:   "The MFN does say that if they do sell for less elsewhere, they must also sell for those lower prices on the iBooksstore."   Oh, perhaps I should use the word FORBID there? It isn't quite Darth Vader enough saying "must"?   No, what's different is your semantics. From "terms of agreement" to "forbidden acts"… one is in a spirit of cooperation. The other really isn't.     Listen, I've written a lot of B2B agreements. Contracts, Memos of...
  What??  "The fact remains you … could not compete with Apple on price". WHAT?? In what fantasy realm would that be remotely true?   OMG, you are flipping this from being a "can't compete with AMAZON's artificially low pricing" argument to "can't compete with APPLE on price"?   How could one not compete with iBooks pricing? How could one NOT compete with "Apple on price"?   You are completely wrongly and negatively distorting this entire discussion, and steering it back...
  First, today isn't the issue. It's tomorrow. Imagine someone worse than Bush/Cheney taking power, and abusing the hell out of all this nicely gathered, institutionalized surveillance data. Even worse than today. Today, we are institutionalizing it, marginalizing it, making it "the new normal". Tomorrow, it's Nazi Germany or worse all over again. Don't think for a second it can't happen here.   Second, they aren't "going after" every T, D & L, so long as they stay in...
    Mmmk… and how is that different from my second sentence? I quote: "It does say that if they do sell for less elsewhere, they must also sell for those lower prices on the iBooksstore."   Oh, I see… YOU reapplied the word "forbids"… because it's much more meaningful and overflowing with dark implication or… something...Gotta get those imperious words in there, eh?    Apple FORBIDS…. *snicker...
    FUD FUD FUD… please...
  Oh please… "socialist regime"?? Stop listening to Beck and Limbaugh. They are misinforming and misguiding you. That isn't "education".  Socialism is an Economic System.   Please go and get a proper education about the nature of "Socialism" before posting silly, ignorant, politically laced commentary here. It clearly isn't what you think it is. SImple definitions are a good start. You could even try Wikipedia for...
  WRONG. The Agency Agreement does not "forbid" content providers from selling for less elsewhere.   It does say that if they do sell for less elsewhere, they must also sell for those lower prices on the iBooksstore.     Finally, what you also don't seem to get is this: Apple doesn't set the prices at all. The publishers/content providers do.   That's why this entire case is so back-asswards. All that Apple really did was remove the artificially lower pricing imposed by...
Wow, it's almost as if the DOJ is going to call "Conspiracy!" every time Apple and the publishers have a feckin' conversation! They've got to talk, they've got to try and reach agreements, they need to do business together. I'm sure they are NOT running around trying to find ways to break the law at every opportunity. The way the DOJ is applying the term, simply doing ANY cooperative business at all (have a meeting, agree to a coordinated action, execute on it) is a...
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