This thing will need to work flawlessly, lest the press will come out in droves to ridicule it. If this is anything like those print readers on those $200 LaCie drives, I can write Samsung's obituary now.
I get Bitcoin and what it's trying to do, but at this point it's only going to be popular for the masses...of technophiles.
I include myself in that category, and we are not as ubiquitous as we'd like to think we are.
Remember, the litmus test is this is: Would your grandpa use it?
Hi, I'm a Wall Street analyst and this pie-in-the-sky rumor does not match what our internal predictions are for iOS8. We are expecting Apple to release a native portfolio tracking application, that allows high-wealth customers to track their net worth with hourly alerts.
Since this rumor does not match our real predictions, I am downgrading Apple to a SELL.
My litmus test is: What would happen to you if you said this to a group of five dudes in downtown Oakland. You'd get your ass beat, that's what. Just because you have Harvard lawyers writing your pretty copy doesn't make it any less thuggish. Thuggish behavior should be met with a punch to the face, is what I say.
I am for this only if Apple's customer service/reputation/quality/dispute resolution trumps that of PayPal's.
PayPal's policies are the worst in the industry. Any industry. Just Google 'PayPal horror stories'. Wait, just Google 'PayPal'.