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Well, did anyone? I mean, it's easy to say something could have happened, but if it didn't then no insider information was utilized. If it did occur I'm sure there will be an SEC investigation...And if you're worried about "insider" information, I'm quite sure executives from any corporation have access to oodles more important things - like new product information, trend analysis, commodities/future pricing, product shortfalls, failure rates, etc...There are blind trusts...
Well, why do people have more than one computer in their home too? Convenience for one...and the iPad is set up to be a killer device in terms of convenient (portable/lightweight) convergence of all different media type playback, as well as providing good options for productivity/communication. Not all web content is the same or free as their print counterparts, and they are becoming increasingly annoying to traverse as more developers infest roadblock or pop-up ads in...
I'm one who's also gotten replies (more than one) from Steve on other issues. Presuming they are from him, I wonder what the process is for which emails he actually sees and responds to... I would imagine, (especially since its publicly known he does reply to some emails), that he receives hundreds a day and he can't possibly have the time to read them all personally...There must be some gatekeepers that screens and pass through the ones he thinks he might like to...
The iTunes name is really no longer appropriate for all the different media types it acts as a conduit for....iMedia would be better, which I'm sure is owned by someone already, or perhaps something else....How about Media Center?....no, wait,..... Actually, iLife would have worked too, but not enough foresight for that. Actually, iBook would have been perhaps a better name for the iPad, but years ago, who knew...
Right, this I do understand, but I'm imagining traditional subscriptions for newspapers and magazines has been declining for years (in our household we subscribe to half of what we did five years ago, and buy one-off's on the newstand...this year we will be cutting more)I was thinking more of the book side of things...I really don't know that they're giving anything up going to Apple's modelIn fact, I would bet that Apple could provide extraordinary detailed aggregate data...
I'm not sure what the publisher's are talking about...in the "traditional" method of publication distribution (ie going to the bookstore or periodical newstand), I would imagine they collected no personal information as to who was buying their books or magazines (unless the fine print Terms and Conditions of Borders and B&N discount cards indicates that they can share your purchase information with the publisher..) Same with Amazon - does their T&C allow them to share...
Quite likely Apple sniffed, passed, and is already years into developing the next generation of touch technology On the other hand, this seems awfully late for Amazon to be thinking about this...
Remember, year or two ago, Steve said people don't read anymore, so this should cost most of us nothing Authors, publishers, and distributors need to make a profit, otherwise you'll have no books, e- or otherwise. One could argue Amazon's pricing was artificially low to try and jump start the industry, and now that Apple may very well "validate" e-books, prices will rise in the near term. I know it sounds counter-intuitive to the concept of more competition leads...
Did you hear Jobs say to Mossberg "Publishers are going to pull their books from Amazon because they're not happy with them..." (video cuts awkwardly at that point) Also, the bezel is necessary because of the way you will hold the device - an iPhone or Touch is sort of cupped in your hand, or pinched at the bottom (where there is a bezel). The iPad's size will require you to often grasp it between your thumb and fingers, and that will be done along the edge where the...
Please get rid of the overlayed buttons in QT Player... I find extremely annoying. Just give an option for a traditional controller beneath the content - I'll compromise - you can auto-hide it until you move the mouse and then have the controller drop down beneath the content. I barely use the QT Player now, and use the latest version of VLC instead.
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