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I admit it was a pretty weak analogy - I was trying to come up with something where a single organization exercises a significant impact on an industry but where that impact is completely irrelevant to anything that could be called a monopoly. You could argue that anything Apple does with any of their products is monopolistic since Apple is the only company producing Apple products - but that completely misses the point of a monopoly. How anyone can use the word monopoly...
The article says:So does that mean that the RIAA and MPAA are exerting illegal monopoly power over the music and movie industries when the assign ratings to music and movies? And the federal government is exerting illegal monopoly power over my income by collecting income taxes - no wait, the feds aren't the only ones who do that so its not a monopoly.
Keep in mind that the graph is % share - not total numbers - so the "slide" is only as a relative percentage - the chart does not tell you whether or not the entire market number of phones is increasing or decreasing - in other words - while 20% is a smaller percentage that 25% - 20% of 20 million is more than 25% of 15 million for example. I am definitely one waiting to see what the next iPhone hardware will bring but perhaps even more so what the software and tethering...
I recently installed Office 2007 on my work machine (windows xp) and almost immediately had to switch back to 2003 for Word and Excel - primarily because I use macros extensively and while they function on 2007 - there is no way to customize the toolbar and include custom icons and keyboard shortcuts for my macros. Yes you can put them in the quick access toolbar but no custom icon or keyboard shortcut. Yesterday - for just one customer - I had to open 25 word docs and run...
Never mind competitors - $30 a month is half of what AT&T is charging me for my unlimited data PC card - which I only need because they do not offer tethering on the iPhone and the tethering I had on my old Treo 650 under Verizon was only good enough for emergencies. Speculation is one thing - speculation by someone who actually knows what they are talking about can be more useful. I would speculate that the low rate is partly due to an expectation that the majority...
[QUOTE=monstrosity;1627415]I guess I got it backwards - you are betting that the world does not end - if you win and the world does not end you keep your $100 and collect on the bet - if the world does end and you lose you would have to pay the $100 - provided someone could find a way to collect that $100 after the end of the world. Or in other words - if someone says to you that they will bet $100 the world WILL end - you would cover that bet with your $100 that the...
I'll take you up on that - I'll bet all my worldly possessions. Just let me get this right - if the world does end - then you get ALL my stuff and if the world does NOT end - then you send me $100, right? The only way I see the "world " ending in 2010 is if some dumb arse gets a hold of a nuclear weapon and decides he is "fated" to use it. Still - even in that case - the planet will go on even if humans and or anything resembling human civilization does not. The whole...
You know - if they (Apple and AT&T) would simply allow tethering (or maybe better - actually support tethering, without exorbitant charges) that alone might eliminate the desire (or need) by many to even want to jailbreak. I suppose the option to buy an unlocked phone would be another big factor. and they ought to be able to come up with some way to allow you to load your own apps without compromising the app store. maybe by adding some sort of digital signature to the app...
I wonder how much of a correction factor they have included for original iPhones that just happen to not have any software loaded that would cause them to show up on in that measurement? With the higher speeds and capacities of the newer phones - I would expect there to be on average more apps loaded and more time spent on line that with the older slower lower capacity phone. how many folks use there phone as gasp of all things a phone primarily rather than a...
On my work machine - ThinkPad T61p - there is a setting to leave the USB powered on when the machine is asleep.
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