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 Exactly.  DED takes the time to learn the history of technology and lays out his arguments rationally (in perhaps an overly dramatic way, but logically consistent nonetheless) and I'm supposed to be dissuaded by a horde of people crying fowl without anything to back it up?  How exactly is that any different than kids yelling things on a playground? Please, take a course in logic, do some homework, and come back when you have some intelligent debate.  Note that I'm partial...
Seems like big investment houses prefer investing in companies they can bully.   Kinda reminds me of a story I read from one of the lead software developers at Atari who talked about how everyone involved in a project would want to put their mark on it.  So what he would do is get people to do things like pick a colour for something in the game (or other trivial details) and make it seem like it was the most important thing.   Maybe Apple should do the same thing:...
 Shiny happy people everywhere right?  If I were looking to hire a talented developer, I could care less about whether they were smiling in their profile pic.  I'd rather find someone with knowledge, talent, and ambition who didn't smile, than one who did and was trying to cover up the fact that they didn't know anything.  Be real.
 Some of the most interesting and talented people I know would be dismissed as hobos by the superficial members of society.  Some people live life on the surface, others are more interested in what lies beneath.  I'm one of the latter.  Sounds like Apple lost a talented developer.
 And it's kinda against the point of running a business if it doesn't turn a profit too.  Google's core revenue model is based on advertising and selling market research to advertisers.  Perhaps they can fund loss-leader products on the back of other revenue sources for a while, but at some point the investors will want those loss-leaders to turn a profit.
Thanks to Xiaomi, I now have a real-world, taken-to-its-logical-conclusion example of what would happen if patents were abolished.  I'll be making a local copy of this to have for future reference if/when they are put out of business.
 You missed the point too.  It's basically taking the piss out of the popular music industry, but having a big laugh about it rather than getting all worked up.  Very relevant to your thinking about rap hits.
 Bill Drummond (KLF) just keeps giving today... I think you'd like his book on how to manufacture a number one hit.
 Agreed.  Here's a couple of videos I was going to use to argue the point about "standards".  Does this song:  become a "standard" if it's redone by a famous brass band:  ???  <- bonus points for getting this reference
 Ah, the man who studies under PhDs and likes his music to be complex shows that he doesn't understand the complexity of human language. :) The original reason why african-americans in the hip hop community started calling each other that name is because they were trying to take away the power that word had to hurt people.  It's like having people call you a loser all the time, and instead of getting angry at them and letting the word have power, you do the opposite: you...
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