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I'm really beginning to dislike this awkward phrase 'use case'. Sounds like business lingo trying to sound technical or knowledgeable. We have a clear word for it 'situation'.
Don't you hate the abuse of good adjectives like 'modern'. Metro is different from last year's offering and has more garish, tasteless colours than even the intrusive blue window header of XP or blurry transparent header of 7 showing off their ability to do transparency.   Was having coffee with my neighbour today and his wife called out for help on the computer trying to print an email. He disappears and returns 10 minutes later - "ugh the whole thing will have to...
Isn't this comparing apples and oranges. Google has 59% and Apple grows by 19%... those figure don't relate??? Google is now trying to emulate Microsoft by dominating with a cheap copy, but I think Apple has learnt that lesson.
Pathetic ad. MS is indeed on the way out. Their primary business model is still to rubbish the other players - that's why they're failing.
Seems like the old IBM strategy of FUD (tactics which MS inherited). However, maybe there is a grain of truth in this. Perhaps MS Phone and Android will cancel each other out.
Companies who infringe on patents are not only harming the patent holder, but also all the other companies that are being honest and respecting the patent. They are invisible victims and I can see why they are also upset.
Phones have always been emasculating. I remember visiting people in their office, maybe from miles away, when some guy from one floor up calls on the phone - "Oh, excuse me the important phone is ringing". Five minutes of drivel later, we get back to the point. Certainly, people feel that getting a call on their mobile is important - "Oh, excuse me, I'm so important someone is calling me". Been the case since before smartphones. However, strip away this emasculating part...
I'm not really saying a 'conscious' discount, but where the US is able to negotiate lower prices because of the size of the market, it effectively means money flows from smaller markets to the larger market. Thus Thailand can't match the bargaining power of the US. This has happened in the oil industry. It is an effective subsidy to the US market at the cost of other markets. I'm not saying this is happening in the case of Apple, but raising the question in general.   You...
So who said that? Not me. You and Mr Skil seemed to have been misreading my position and arguing against that. And 'raping' Indians? You should steer clear of emotive language. I didn't say that's what Apple is doing, but pointing out there has been a practice of the US getting lower prices on things like oil from Saudi Arabia. The economics is that money therefore flows from the third world to the US. This was done by the British empire before hand. And who here has 'no...
Namaste Hari,   I agree with most of what you say. Certainly, Apple set a price and then keep it at that level and that is a good thing. It gives consumers some certainty, while others are giving "discounts" here there and everywhere (they're not really discounts are they!). That is typical marketing confusing the consumer. Yes, Apple certainly is better in that regard.   The original point of Salopsism was that only 50% more was a good price for India s/he had seen...
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