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Exactly so, Chandra... ..but one more Q...  ...I'd like to see you edit this to add Amazon into this hierarchy of enemies of enemies, friends of enemies, etc... ...In any case, glad not everyone's fighting the last war and realizes who's gunning for both Apple and MS.. ...unlike the guy below......who also missed that you realized that when the row is between Samsung and Google you DID pick "innovative, amazing Google [which they are kinda, least when they're not sitting...
 You have to wonder about the biz model, though.  You know what Google gets out of its "free" OS with all the ad data (and increasingly the Google Play store). I guess MS is (copying Apple again, but hey, steal from the best) the store model and betting they'll recoup OS dev costs and make a profit from growing the online MS stores... ...as otherwise, where's the revenue??  MS realized this years ago.  Its some of the Apple faithful that are finally starting to get a clue...
 Indeed. I read that IBM sent two reps out to Digital Research to discuss using CP/M rather than going with Gates, but when they got there, the founder (Gary Kildall) was more interested in flying his personal plane than meeting with "suits" that day. This page doesn't have the "I'd rather be flying my plane" anecdote but does fill in some of the blanks about how diff things COULD have been.... 
Seven. You missed me.And happy with the very pocketable Moto X I bought.  Phones are my least valued computing platform anyway.  I just keep chafing for more screen real estate and targets I can reliably hit.  So getting all I expect and need for a very nice price.I will be adding an iPad to my stable of devices (including a Mac notebook and a PC Desktop) with the next iteration this fall, though.  No comparison in the tab segment yet. Forget the tech religious wars and...
 FYI:  Another indication is that they actually have THREE main cash cows - the third is Server - which I believe is now the biggest. And it's a case of not only its growth, but strategically importantly, the stalling to declining revenues in Office and  Windows.  Which has been fairly dramatic since mobile computing just took off.  So MS really doesn't have a lot of choice about whether to go for the successful mobile platforms. And will get some IT uptake in the BYOD...
 Yaay. Actual photography and optics knowledge.  All too rare in these discussions on AI.  What are you, old?  :-D Quote: Shhhh.  Your tone's getting a little pedantic here even though you're still speaking truth. And truth into the wind. :-DRemember:  Most people whose grounding in photography began in the phonecam era - including (amazingly?) many of the reviewers for even big sites - still don't even know the OPTICAL difference between optical and digital zoom, and here...
Interesting.  I do remember some of these, however, with due respect, I specified "smart phones" - and I don't really consider anything around in 2004 (i.e. before the iPhone defined the modern smart phone in 2007) to be "a true smart phone," (I know my LG10000 from 2005 or so could barely, barely get on the net, but not for any useful reason), so I guess, "It depends on the meaning of smart," Lolz......
 OK they recommended the lower res model for the average up to serious hobbyist user then, and not solely for reasons having to do with the sensor... ...which I don't recall, but duly noted, thanks....
Most phones?  Has there ever been any smart phone with a true (focal length and perspective changing) optical zoom??  The review I saw of the Sony Mirrorless line recommended the model with the smaller sensor for most photogs for most use cases....  ...regardless of the fact that the 24MP model is hundreds of $'s cheaper....
 A glass of water in the desert of the forum religious wars and feuds.Thank you.
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