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Are you kidding?   Amazon generates tons of cash flow, but very little profit.   Many quarters, it makes no profit at all, which it usually blames on free shipping.
I've watched only the first 18 minutes so far, but from my perspective, this isn't a satire of Steve.   It's a satire of the movies that are coming out about Steve, even though they haven't been released yet.    It plays with Hollywood story conventions and IMO, purposely gets stuff wrong or trivializes it because that's what Hollywood movies do.   At first  I thought they were playing it completely straight, but poorly, because Justin Long seems to be playing...
  Both Tim Cook and President Obama have said that Apple is going to bring some "manufacturing" jobs back to the U.S.    I had always assumed that it would mean nothing more than final assembly of the MacPro, since they don't sell that many of them.     ----   I also have to wonder whether Jobs would have supported the construction of an Apple facility in downtown Reno.   He once killed an Apple Store on either 14th street or 23rd street (I forget which) in Manhattan...
Umm..you use Adobe InDesign for a magazine (or for anything) and you have to pay Adobe a license fee? Since when? If you output a PDF, how would they even know?
  There's a difference between a common carrier and a proprietary store.    Verizon and AT&T are providing a road, not a retail store.    It's very easy to say that Apple should put up anything anyone wants, but you know if they permitted anything that there would be tons of virus-ridden applications and the store would be overtaken by porn.    I'm not saying that Apple always makes the right decision and they've had to retract some.    But I'd rather have a store with...
Only 17.6% of the Florida population is over even 65.   Across the entire U.S, 13.3% of the population (in 2011) is over 65.   
  I'm going to assume that's a weak attempt at being funny.    Even if not, that's a terrible idea.   People don't suddenly decide when they're touring the Vatican or the Great Pyramids that they suddenly need a computer, phone or iPad and they have to have it right now, although Apple does actually have a store in the Louvre (I think it's in the underground entrance near a museum shop).     As for bringing in new architects to rethink that Apple Store concept, I think...
  Most large businesses work with Exchange and Exchange works pretty well with Apple hardware, so I don't know what the problem is.     I do have one problem and that is if one isn't using Exchange Server, in order for sync with the phone to work from a Mac, it has to sync with iCal and Address Book.   Before iCloud, you could sync Outlook with iCal and Address Book.   But once iCloud came along, you can no longer sync Outlook to iCal and Address Book if you're also using...
In spite of Johnson's former success at Apple, I think it would be a bad move for Apple to re-hire him. He's been pegged as a failure. If Apple scoops him up, I think it will make Apple's management look weak and it will have negative impact on the stock price. On the other hand, Jobs left Apple, wasn't exactly successful with NeXT (although he was with Pixar) and returned to Apple to be extraordinarily successful, so who knows?
  I think the case can be made that if the device is successful, then the name is NOT a problem, although one can also make the case that if a name is confusing enough so that the user isn't sure what they're getting, then that can defer a purchase decision.   However, I don't think that's the case with the iPhone.      Furthermore, let's assume the consultant is correct - that the "S" sends a weak message.    Let's say instead that the next iPhone is called the iPhone 6...
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