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Quote: "In Denmark we got a game: "Tiny Thief" - probably because we don't have TV Shows in the iTunes Store." Though I am stateside, Apple must think that I'm in Denmark too. My choice is Tiny Thief, a kid's game. Maybe that's because I've never bought a TV show. Couldn't Apple offer us something actually useful? They treat us like little twits needing to be distracted.
Gripe, gripe, gripe... Keep in mind why Apple is doing this. They've not undergone a Scrooge-like conversion to Lots of Free Stuff for Everybody. They know that quite a few people got iPads, iPhones and iPod touches this Christmas. They want to introduce them, targeted group by targeted group, to Apple's lucrative ecosystem, particularly iTunes. December 26th may not be about your group, but your day will probably come. --Michael W. Perry, Across Asia on a Bicycle
Hopefully these Turkish politicians won't be that foolish. As the problems with iPads in LA schools demonstrate, we've yet to sort out how to handle school-based tablets in this country. In poorer countries, the money will end up being a terrible waste. Making technology school-based is the key problem. School teachers are not particularly tech-literate, meaning huge training costs for them. And school-owned tablets create all sorts of issues, including who is responsible...
I should have made it clear that the camera is rotated manually. There'd be no motor for software to drive.
There's actually an easy fix that should work with most laptops and make them more versatile. Allow the camera to rotate 180 degrees inside its housing. Forward for conference calling, rotated 90 degrees to look inside the housing and thus be inoperable, and rotated a further 90 degrees to record a classroom instructor. No firmware tweak can work around something physical.
Wow, still more channels for Apple TV! Yet more reasons not to buy a box that sucks your life away. I've not read Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death, but I suspect I agree with his point, as Publishers Weekly put it, "that television represents a hostile attack on literate culture." I've noticed a distinct difference in the kids of friends who don't have a television. Their kids are much more inquisitive and much better at keeping themselves busy and active. It's...
"BS," now let me see. Does that mean "Bettering Society," "Beautiful & Sweet" or perhaps something less thoughtful about all those drudging away in those huge factories in China. I can remember, just barely, the dull old days of Eisenhower and the Fifties. The era had its problems, but there was far more civility and far less obsession with bodily secretions back then. Some people, it appears, never get over the trauma of potty training. To their dying day, they're...
Nothing comes without costs. We should all pause a moment to remember those doing dull, repetitive, tedious work on assembly lines far away to make this possible.
 I assume you're speaking in jest with "means exactly what it says," After all, "the language of politics," when stated by a politician as corrupt, dishonest and ill-mannered as LBJ, means exactly nothing. I was right to be suspicious. Lie enough, and you'll not be believed even when you're honest. Remember the tale about the boy crying "Wolf." By the way, a friend of mine was the USAF still photographer selected to accompany LBJ on a tour through Asia and can he tell...
Quote: "Not ordinarily in such an incendiary mood, the Journal may be coming to the aid of its News Corp. stablemate and Apple's fellow antitrust defendant, publisher HarperCollins..." What a silly comment! You don't know squat about the WSJ, News Corp, Apple or HarperCollins. Report the news, stick to the story and don't add any ridiculous embellishments. Apple's getting stuck with huge fees for an intrusive lawyer who knows almost nothing about anti-trust law and who...
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