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The article touts 30% as though that's miraculously high. I see it as a sad reflection of society's spoiled attitude that material goods are disposable as soon as any improvement comes along. *Most* original iPhones should still be in service (unless, of course, one means to imply their construction was shoddy and that they don't hold up).
Thanks GrammarCop; just beat me to it!
Although I do occasionally make use of Amazon's "What others actually bought" feature to investigate comparable items I may not know about, this undermines the basic joy of online shopping: no people. If I want to deal with traffic, parking, strollers, gaggles of teen-agers, and commissioned sales clerks, I'll go to the real store. Similarly, I've seen my neighbors; telling me what they're buying is an incentive to look elsewhere.
Actually, based on the last couple years' worth of financial results, I'd say Apple can afford to blow off pretty much whomever it desires -- especially Verizon, which was apparently pretty dismissive of the iPhone when Steve first came calling. From both a business perspective and Apple's track record from eschewing outdated technical standards, I'd agree with the supposition that there will be no Verizon iPhone until that carrier has built out fairly extensive 4G coverage.
I'm just impressed to see someone use "soupcon"!
Palm said it expects its sales to be between $285 million and $310 million, well below its previous forecast of $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion. I think this confuses quarterly and annual numbers. According to the N.Y. Times, "Palm forecast revenue of $300 million to $320 million, including deferred revenue, for its fiscal third quarter, which ends this month. That was well below the average analyst estimate of $424.7 million, according to Thomson...
The reason news content has been free is that it was subsidized by print or broadcast operations, and those aren't cutting the mustard any more. So guess what: It's time to start paying for information that costs money to collect, report, edit, and package. On the other hand, expecting readers to pay the same as print delivery when there are no newsprint, trucking, or associated personnel costs involved is ridiculous.
The quick one-liner: Of course he's not impressed; it doesn't run Windows. More seriously: Gates's not being impressed is indicative of the DNA of Microsoft's mindset. They're very serious about computing up in Redmond, which has led them to create products -- a few of them pretty good -- for "serious" computing. (Well, and gaming, though people are even more serious about that.) The result has been a flat-footed inability to predict, let alone respond to, the computing...
How 'bout for my Lombard PowerBook (even with its G4 upgrade)?...
Hard to tell: Spending and putting at risk hundreds of billions of public dollars to prop up companies which, thanks their managements' poor choices, would otherwise have failed is hardly capitalism. Sounds more like 1970s Communist Eastern Europe. How did those policies work out for them?
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