or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by bwik

Did the CEO of the Bank of Canada create the Bank of Canada with his bare hands? I'm sorry I am not aware of his being known around the world as a genius who created the Bank of Canada. Maybe he's just an average CEO. Steve is no average CEO. He is the best in the world at the moment. We can see this not only in Apple's success from 1997-2007, but because most people like Apple and feel good about buying its products. Also, the future is very bright. The world needs...
Tell me who contributed more to the prosperity of the USA in the last 5 years than Steve Jobs. He truly built Apple with his own mind. Everyone in America should thank him. He made my life better. He also made me richer thanks to AAPL stock. To me, he created this money so he deserves it, and more. And as a stockholder, my opinion counts.
That's like saying the iPod was not a revolutionary product. It came years after the first Mp3 players hit the market. Yet, overall I would say it was revolutionary -- in that it "caused a revolution" in the way people use that kind of product. The iPhone could do the same -- or if not, some OTHER company will design a BETTER iPhone with nicer design, features and tie-ins. Somehow I don't think that's going to happen, at all. Apple is being handed the smart phone...
It would be super ironic to have the Beatles release their albums in horrible 128k AAC audio quality as the world debut of their remastered catalog(ue). At least give us 192k AAC for our hard-earned currency! Thank you!
I know that is the position of the MPAA, but how is it different from ripping CDs into iTunes, which is fully supported? Legally, how could one distinguish.... and where to music videos fit in? How about ripping television shows you taped? These really are considered Fair Use. Remember, they tried to outlaw VCRs using the logic you describe. Can't blame them for trying, but legally I don't know how strong the MPAA party line is at the moment. To speak nothing of HDR...
I was just saying the TV box is a killer market waiting for Apple to exploit it. That's not to say Apple TV 1.0 is that product yet. Right, ATV 1.0 does not record HD. But, what if it could? Not likely, but it's a killer app. Next up... again... digital home movies. In the next several years most families will upgrade to HDTV and HD video cameras. This is a messy task that Apple streamlines. Finally, I do think a really find DVD ripper will enhance the...
Strongly disagree that Apple is spending only $150 on this. Clearly, the product has cost a lot of $ to develop. It is a major strategic initiative. Like the PS2, Apple probably loses money on each one (depending how you look at it). Even manuf costs would be over $250 I mean look at the raw component costs... plus factory gear-up. This product has the potential to absolutely rock the world electronics market to its very core. If it can do this: 1) View HD home...
Don't get me wrong I think MSFT longevity is positively incredible already. Maybe they truly are gods. But if not, they need to develop some sort of product in the post-1990s era. Vista is a nice OS with onerous legal and cost aspects to it. Therefore it is not a very good product IMO. The real risk to MSFT is that robust freeware can supplant it. After all, its software is not so amazing. It is a pain to switch to OpenOffice at the enterprise level, but in 5...
I rode AAPL big time and sold some over the new year (for tax reasons, oddly). Meanwhile I bought some other assets, but I am thinking of moving back into AAPL while it's in the $80s. It really should be cracking $100 once the new ipod comes out and peoples minds explode yet again over its beauty. The analysts quoted above are overstating the risks. Most companies have far greater risks than Apple Computer, Inc. If you want to talk about long-term risk, we need...
Yeah, one solution is to pay everybody a "justified" portion of the assets and dissolve the program. Just because teachers set up a retirement program for themselves and are 8 billion in the hole does not mean it's society's problem. I could write an IOU to my buddy and say I owe 2 billion dollars to him. Once I go broke, it's not society's problem. Unless I am a teacher pension organization. Then suddenly, the public gets their taxes raised. It is too bad. But...
New Posts  All Forums: