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Posts by Dick Applebaum

I like your sig -- and I agree!
Who says there always has to be an S cycle? Tick, tick, tick ...Boom!
Glass half-full perspective ...Back then, there was an install base of 0 iPhones -- every one was a new sale or a switcher from another brand.Today, over 1 Billion iOS devices have been sold. Given Apple's high satisfaction ratings, each of these is a potential for upgrade when newer versions are announced.Further, if Apple follows its historic trends, it is already developing products that will drop dead obsolete/replace these iOS devices when the tech that meets...
I can remember, not too long ago, when the critics thought that selling 10 million iPhones in a year was way, way, way overly optimistic ...
Mmm ...Reminds me of the reported doubts that Tom Watson, Sr. had in the 1940s when he was reluctant to have IBM enter the computer business ...IBM had a very large install base of Punched Card Unit Record Accounting Machines ...Watson is alleged to have said that he thought there was a market for, maybe, 5 computers, world-wide ...My point is that Apple is a driver of technology development -- rather than an observer or fast-follower. And, they have have demonstrated...
Steve Jobs chose his management team and his successor well ... very well!
Who decides what "their fair share" is ... You?
They pay all taxes they are required to pay -- currently @26-28% US.Taxes are also paid in foreign countries for earnings in those countries.
Just to illustrate how effective high-resolution satellite and drone cameras can be -- And how some of the military benefits eventually benefit the public ...http://spacetoday.org/Satellites/YugoWarSats.htmlandhttp://www.wired.com/2008/10/geoeye-1-super/Mmm ... I wonder what the fineness of the image is today in 2015 as compared to the 4-6 in in 1976 (39 years earlier).The credit card is ~ 2 in x 3 1/2 in.
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