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 What about the opportunity cost though? Whenever you divert resources from one thing to another there is an opportunity cost... e.g. Say Apple didn't pay extra to the bus driver, they gave it to the cook in the cafetaria instead, who just happens to have a genius daughter, who the mother then puts through university with the extra money, and the daughter cures cancer. Or e.g. maybe there is a guy who has a really good idea for a new restaurant chain but he can't get a...
Maybe force touch will ship on the new Macbook Air. There are rumors that it's trackpad doesn't click, and without force touch you would have to lift you finger off to tap, instead of just leaving it on the pad and pressing slightly harder.
If it's *not* an ARM-based Mac, that's a pretty good sign that Apple isn't considering it any time soon, since this is the perfect form factor for it. The current Macbook Air is still pretty thin by industry standards so if the new one is ARM, the old one could be continued for those who don't want early adopter headaches.
It's a bit more realistic than jetpacks. Here is a good demo video, you can see how the software is able to drive using a combination of cameras, lasers and GPS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsaES--OTzM It probably wouldn't hurt to pay those bus drivers a little more. Yes, supply and demand doesn't dictate it, but if you're rolling in dough it doesn't hurt to be a little generous. Someone who used to be a professional driver might be a good tester for auto drive...
 It seems like a case of "Here's this amazing new tech, lets try and find an application for it!" That seems backwards to me. You should start with the individual subjects and figure out how to delivery the best outcome in each case. Maybe for maths there is a really excellent iPad-only maths program, so you buy iPads for the math classroom. But maybe for history the best source is a particular academically acknowledged textbook, so for that class you just use books. Maybe...
Hopefully these consistently good results year after year will cause more PC developers to consider Mac versions of their apps.
Thunderbolt has to get some credit for pushing USB to advance so quickly. This new version looks quite good.
It really is quite impressive how quickly they are able to knock up cheap imitations of things. Totally immoral of course, to copy someone's product and try to sell it before they do, but still the speed of it.
You don't need to be a developer to criticise the game, but you do to criticise the code. Likewise with writing, you don't need to be an author to criticise the ideas in an article, but you do to criticise the writing style. Unless it is so horrendously bad that anyone can see it, but I don't think that's the case here.
 "This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I've read about Apple. It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company." -- Tim Cook talking about Haunted Empire
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