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No, actually these owners don't know how to do that at all. They were there when Steve Jobs got fired, same institutional geniuses. They just got lucky Jobs managed to get himself back in the company by having made the needed OS at NeXT.   If you truly believe institutional investors know how to run innovative companies, you need to read a lot more, or just live a few more years, because it's the most fact-free statement you could make. Yes, the goal of Apple management...
  I'll tell you why. Because if Apple was run by Wall Street types the company would turn into HP. Wall Street analysts wanted to spin off OS/X and have Apple run Windows on Macs. Or they thought the iPhone would fail against experienced companies like RIM.  If they knew how to run companies like Apple, there would be more of them. They don't. They just know how to squeeze the numbers for the next quarter. They are totally unqualified to run, or dictate who should run,...
  And you figure that how? The Touch? That's a screen with less than 1/4 the area, smaller battery, smaller case. Even Google concedes they won't make any money on the Nexus 7" (their business is advertising), and we know Amazon loses money with every Fire they sell, on the theory that they will get it back with book sales. But Amazon never had the gross margins Apple consistently creates.   $199 even sounds cheap. That's not how Apple rolls, or has so far. If they do...
  Not at all. Design is trivial if you only care about one thing. Design should be done by a small group with clear direction, that's true. But the design objectives can be whatever the company wants. Unsustainable design, in this day and age, is simply bad design.
  No, it didn't. Nothing could be more false. For one thing DDT hasn't even been banned worldwide. It's been banned in countries like the United States, where people don't die from malaria.   Not only that, mosquitoes quickly became resistant to DDT, so it has been of very limited use for decades, except to contaminate habitat.
  It has no moral foundation or lack of it. It has scientific foundation.   DDT was losing effectiveness and continued massive use would have rendered it completely harmless to mosquitoes, while remaining toxic to animals higher up in the food chain. What part of that is so hard to comprehend?   Those millions of dead people are so much right-wing fiction. DDT was banned in the United States and a few other advanced countries, but use of DDT continued elsewhere, though...
  They would have died anyway. The problem with DDT was that mosquitoes were building resistance to it (yes, natural selection works), so they had to keep raising the quantity used. Meanwhile, the stuff doesn't biodegrade and it was accumulating in higher animals at increasing rates. It was lose-lose regardless, so it was banned.
  That's why it's more accurate to call it climate change. It alters the climate patterns so not all areas will warm, just the average.   If you are in Sydney, forget temperature. Think sea level. That's rising every year, and the rise is accelerating. Not much noise in that signal. It just keeps rising...
  If you need to guess, it means you don't know. If you don't know, it means Apple isn't being clear about their intentions.   You can give Apple your old machine for recycling, but we don't know what that actually means. Apple says nothing about their material recovery rates for given pieces of hardware. They could just dump it and nobody would be the wiser.   By being a part of EPEAT, Apple was making a clear statement. By walking out without explanations, they are...
  If it quacks like a duck... If you don't care about recycling, you are pro-pollution. Not a lot of wiggle room there. You disparaging portrayal of environmentalists speaks louder than your backtracking.   Yes, some environmental advocates are hypocrites. So are advocates of any other stripe. Environmentalism would be truly strange if it lacked its share of dishonest players. But as a whole the legacy of conservationists and environmentalists could not be more positive,...
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