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I bet the majority of those Chinese workers would fight to keep their jobs. Their standard of living is increasing, thanks to Apple. The alternative is a much lower standard of living, perhaps starving while toiling endlessly on some farm. People in this country with lower incomes rejoice at the affordable products and services offered at Wal-Mart. Be careful to keep in mind what the alternative is. Capitalism raises all boats. It's the only economic system ever...
How much looting and rioting happened in Japan during the last nuclear crisis? How has our entitlement society created better workers? There are so many variables to consider when discussing standards of living and keeping manufacturing jobs here. Don't forget that when Apple manages to make a world-class product such as an iPad cheaply, millions of Americans buy it and benefit. Our standard of living goes up, even if it's not reflected in wages, per se. Compare...
Yep. I watched them install fiber optic into my garage, which then hooked into my phone system for speedy DSL. The fiber optic cable is tiny, like a strand of hair, but then they bolt this plastic box onto the wall the size of a suitcase. It's virtually empty other than the hair-size optic cable and a few other connections.
I have two boys and both have iPads with both games and educational apps onboard. The math apps, in particular, are really engaging and have broadened their skills. There are quite a few apps that teach math tricks which I find very interesting and helpful. Just playing around in Garageband and other musical apps has moved them to learn how to play the piano (a real one). The interactive textbooks looked amazing at first glance. I wish I had this technology available...
For everyone who's been victimized inside college bookstores, paying $100+ for a textbook that returns $.50 at the end of the semester, this is good news. I hope Apple turns the textbook business inside out. Another good thing is it will reduce the weight of backpacks our kids are being forced to carry all over school.
I don't know the guy personally, but from what was presented in the article - he is political and doesn't get along with Ive and leaves a trail of destruction behind him - he sounds like a volatile personality. My gut reaction from watching keynotes is he's probably a software genius and best left in a position where he can guide iOS to greater heights. Not often does someone have multiple gifts. Nerds don't often make great CEOs. Vision is important. But so is the...
HzO sounds pretty neato to me. I love all this new technology and only wish I was 10 years old right now, with a big bank account. Maybe they can invent an invisible nano coating that gives the iPhone a rubberized grip while they're at it. I hate having to buy cases just so you can hang on to the thing. Lastly, if there isn't a market with Apple, I'm sure some enterprising nerd can turn this magic film into some sort of birth control.
I still have my original 68030 motherboard and a functioning 68040 NeXT Cube. The optical drive was fantastic, when it worked. The smallest dust contamination killed it, however. As someone stated earlier, the Apps were leaps ahead of what was available on the Mac and PCs and I happily used my NeXT to sail through college. I still fondly remember the U.W. computer show back then where the NeXT booth dominated with all their cool hardware and software. There were many...
That was hilarious. I watched in real time as that guy developed carpal tunnel of the elbow. He splits the keyboard then uses one finger to type. Pulling menus and apps and whatever from the sides only worked part of the time. The interface was unresponsive and ugly. And would it be asking too much to have the demo people skilled in using the product?
That is exactly what I see as Cook's challenge. WIthout the weight and charisma of a SJ, Apple's going to find negotiations a bit tougher. Tim strikes me as a nerd. Even his father called him a plodder. None of us are looking forward to Cook's next Keynote.
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