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  That and our laws regarding these new paradigms. Unfortunately, we're more dependent on Congress than judges to initiate those and.. holy crap, you do see what we're dependent on, right? If you think judges are behind the curve. I present to you the likes of… John McCain and the rest of Congress!   People scoff at Al Gore's role in the Senate with regard to the Internet, but at least he had a clue and some vision. We desperately need more people like that involved in...
  My sentiments exactly…   I just wanted to say, you are becoming one of my "go to" posters here. I wanted to thank you for your consistently level headed, clear and knowledgeable posts. It's great to have your insights to chew on. I learn a great deal (or have a great deal reinforced) by them. So thank you!   Carry on! :thumbsup:
"No! I won't delay or suspend the decision on my own ruling…" Wha…? Does it not strike anyone as kind of ridiculous that the same judge who issued the ruling also gets to decide whether or not it should be suspended? Of course she won't suspend it. She agrees with the ruling full stop. Apple is appealing. Isn't it rather standard to delay a ruling until appeals are settled? What's the point of continuing if it is possible to be overturned later? Wasteful use of taxpayer...
I'm favoring Apple in these cases (no surprise, wot?), but based on all the semantics of the back and forth highlighted in the article, it clearly isn't Apple doing the talking. It's all lawyer speak. It's being represented in this article as Apple and Samsung talking (via their lawyers), e.g. "Apple argued that blah blah", but really it's the other way round. It's the lawyers talking, representing Apple and Samsung's interests in a legal context… and man, that is so...
  You clearly don't understand doing business at this level, or apparently even the concept of entering into "mutually beneficial, good faith" agreements...   Apparently, in your world, every agreement in the business realm involves a hostile, confrontational approach and attitude, yes? One side dictating all the terms, contracts mainly involving "Take it or Leave it", one-sided Demands, and (heaven?) Forbid this and Forbid that, and the Threat of the Headshot. Wow....
  1. You're wrong. Most people I know always have "a good book they're enjoying" on hand. I read about 4 books a month on average (3 of those are now digital, typically). The sales levels of books in general (print or digital) remains extremely strong. J.K. Rowling didn't become a billionaire because "no one reads books anymore".    2. I "value" my ebooks almost as much as my print editions. I will agree that there is something more inherently "tangible" with the tactile...
  Maybe they're just following China's lead…? Push a little and maybe they'll capitulate on that "tax thing"…?   Either way it's a bad precedent. Apple is among the best and brightest American company to ever come along. They practice ethics above and beyond most companies, and not just for good PR. It's ingrained in their culture. They are far from perfect, and occasionally need to be shown if they drift from that core, but they are responsive, and mostly...
    Yep, I'm with you. I'm off to join the "I can't handle the truth" club that is rocking his fantasy world… Hope there are beaches and babes there, cos I'm ready for some R&R!
  No. That article does NOT "explain how this [MFN] policy equates with colluding to raise prices."   It does point out how overall prices at the consumer end rose by 18% or so. Correct. But when you back up and look twice, you'll see that it's relative to Amazon's loss leader pricing, and not due to a baseline increase in wholesale pricing.    So instead, it can be fairly stated that the Agency model introduced by Apple restored fair pricing AND competition to the ebook...
  Unless… ready for it?   Unless it isn't a demand…     Most agreements I enter into don't remotely enter the realm of "demands" at all.    Why do you not get this?     Ah, I see, you're not a baker… you're also not a Scholar, and therefore…?   Oh never mind.
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