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Agreed, mostly.... ....I'm not sayin' the emperor's naked, but in the case of this product (and other "beautiful [sometimes over] simplifications" Apple's offered over the years), sometimes his garb's not as cool as he thinks it to be....
 In the case of Comcast, it's not John Q. Public, it's your fellow Comcast customers (even though most customers whose home routers - post 2012 versions - make them "Xfinity Wifi" hotspots - aren't even aware of the fact they are serving up a node - and so certainly aren't personally keeping track of who's accessed it, tho' I suppose Comcast is...???).... ....so in this implementation of the concept it's more those who've paid up get to scratch each other's backs when out...
 Note:  Mac sales were a relative high point in Apple's last quarterly report, while iPad sales were the sore point, and they've not been discounted. Also Apple targets profit margins more than almost any company of its size - and have long been willing to sacrifice some potential sales to maintain 'em.  So once the cost of amortizing the production lines for current form factors had been absorbed, with no major re-tooling this year - once it became clear Intel had finally...
  TS believes right.... Forbes [ August, 2012]:  "Apple spent less than 1% of sales last year [2011] on advertising.  ... As a percentage of sales, [MS's] advertising was 2.2%" WSJ [March, 2013]:  "In 2012, Samsung spent $401 million advertising its phones in the U.S. to Apple's $333 million, according to ad research and consulting firm Kantar Media. FORTUNE [November, 2013]:  Asymco‘s Horace Dediu on Monday used last week’s release of Apple’s AAPL fiscal 2013 advertising...
Actually it gives Google a counter advertising slogan to Apple's new-found Enterprise success... "Android, now deployed in 95% of the Jihad 400...."
 Samsung:  "A company about nothing....."   Would they not be rooting for HTC, the upcoming Lenovo/Motorola combine and other non-forking/less bloatware adding Android makers instead....??
This stuff is gonna be a fraction of the price and have more tricks in a few years.  I'll wait 'til then, thanks.  Being "first on my block" for the purpose of being first has never mattered to me (thank goodness).  If I like what some tech does I'll get it when it's a good value, even if it's become "passé" in the press.
  The reflexive avoid the problem of passing things through the cerebral cortex by calling up a talking point and clicking....  Long as you're being the grammar and syntax corrector for others, I'll gore your ox as well:  You meant "whose"....
Tom Watson's IBM came up in the era when the technology business was more about business and business relationships than technology... ...the roots of their corporate culture were already four decades old when digital computers were first built.And even longer before people started yammering about "corporate culture" as a meme.My uncle was a salesman there for 40 years.  All through the company song book era.  IBM has always been innovative (sooner or later, and sometimes...
Welcome news.  Apple's relative spending on R&D vs marketing, supply chain management, etc. has long been a bit of a sore point in my view of how they do business. Not that they do too much of the latter two (nor that they haven't been spectacularly successful as a result), rather that IMO they and we could have benefited even more from more of the former - and with this relatively low R&D being a trend dating back decades.  The company (think it may have been Jobs) has...
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