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Monkey see, monkey do is a saying that originated in Jamaica in the early 18th century and popped up in American culture in the early 1920s. The saying refers to the learning of a process without an understanding of why it works. Another definition implies the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge of the consequences. The saying probably originates from the folklore of Mali, West Africa, made well known by Esphyr Slobodkina's retelling, which she calls Caps for...
I'm confused.I just looked at AT&T's 4G data coverage map and it shows a solid block of coverage in the northeast that blankets Deleware, SE Pennsylvania, NJ, NYC, Long Island and Connecticut. I live in the middle of all that, but I have no 4G devices to test it out. Is this map incorrect? Zooming in on Philly it clearly shows full coverage...[Edit: Nevermind. I fell for the 4G (but not LTE) trick... I knew something was wrong but I posted first, thought second......
LOL! Woz and Jobs were not sticking it to the man either!! They were selling a (really cool) device that allowed people to make long distance phone calls for free. They were essentially selling for profit somebody else's product. I think it is actually a very good analogy. This is not to say that I condem Jobs n Woz or that I condone pirates, I just think that people sometimes only see what they want to see...
I suppose no one is thinking of the Blue Box right now...
Thanks. You got to the heart of what I was asking. Specifically, if a dividend was regular, could people buy and sell the stock for the purposes of capturing dividends. I figured it was something like that, but it seems sort of archaic. You think with everything computerized these days, they could pro-rate the dividend payout depending on what percentage of the dividend period you held the stock...
OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date or does a person have to hold the stock over a certain range of time?
Exactly. And again, Apple would have looked even more like geniuses if Android had not sprung up--they were destroying the other competition and would have had plenty of time to finish the exclusive contract and spread to other carriers...
Cool. I always thought there should be a term for this. I'm glad to know there is one. FWIW, I have had the same suspicions about Apple][...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law
It is my understanding that Apple had a contract with AT&T that guaranteed them exclusivity for a time period. I'm sure they would have loved to jumped to other carriers earlier, but it may not have been an option. Sure, in hindsight, Apple left a door wide open for Android. Of course, Apple thought they would be dealing with Palm, Nokia, Windows Phones and Blackberry as their main competition in the smartphone arena--how were they to expect a full blown competitor to...
I was stuck in an AT&T store for about an hour earlier this week. I saw several interesting things. Yes, it was only an hour, but I saw about 8 phones purchased and all but one were iPhones. The most interesting thing, though, was when someone brought in a Samsung phone. She was unhappy with it for some reason, but it turns out that she bought it (when out of town visiting grandparents) at an AT&T authorized reseller--not a corporate AT&T store. They couldn't do the...
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