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My guess is that 3d will always be a gimmick. 
I'd love to give myself a new 27" iMac. :-(
I use the UI of the cable provider, but increasingly we use the Apple TV UI, inc Netflix. Apple's desired model regardless of what you view it on, or where the programming is coming from is definitely that they provide the UI. When connected by hdmi I use the UI of my cable provider but I have to use the television set volume controller. Apple's way would be no cable box, no dvd/pvr and gaming through iPad / iPod / iPhone using Airplay. More and more cable companies offer...
Huh? What ever services revamp there will be will apply across the board, whether a full tv set is introduced or not. I know there are very good reasons for simply updating the Apple TV box, but my argument is that I am sure there is a strong temptation for Apple to control the whole user experience, not just that of the little aTV. Were Apple to bring out a complete TV the user experience would undoubtedly be a drastically better one. If a cable box had to be connected...
TV - I am in two minds here. I have said this before so pardon me - but Apple likes to enter a market with a splash and nothing would splash more than a fully fledged TV set. They wont do it unless they think they will sell shedloads but nothing will signal the Apple presence in the living room better than a full size TV. It will also be the talk of every TV show, blogger, news channel for quite a while. It would be a high stakes game because if it was too expensive or...
The US has been waging some very expensive wars for the last decade or two.
Steve Jobs always said that money was not the great motivator. In a corporate context this has also been proven over and over - higher wage does not equal better or more profitable work. To think that you can buy loyalty and innovation through more money (given that pay is high to start with) shows lack of creativity and human understanding. Only a bad boss thinks that he/ she can improve performance by throwing more money at its managers.    Also US tax rates (top rate)...
On a very basic non partisan human level, my view is simply that nobody is worth more than a certain amount of money per year. That limit is debatable but lets say a couple of million (yes please!). The rest of the money should go to the common good. For all the people that no longer want to do what they are doing because of the wage cut... fine, there will be others who will do a lot for a couple of million per year. Profits on money earned on non productive speculative...
And if they go hungry, let them eat cake. And that some people earn millions from playing with hedge funds, that is fine. Because they really contribute to the US economy and it would be unreasonable to ask them for more. If they did, well they might end up having to eat cake, too.
Historically the US has prospered when taxes have been high. In the 1962 the rich were taxed almost double what they are now. At the same time the middle class also saw real growth in income. The earnings inequality has never been greater than it is now. in 2005 the combined wealth of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates was approximately the same as that of the 120 million people who made up the bottom 40% of the US population. It beats me why people can possibly think that some...
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