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    Usage depends upon what your job actually is.   If all you do with a computer is check email, surf the web, write small Word documents and simple spreadsheets, than a 13" might be good enough and a 15" is more than good enough.   In fact, for those people, a Pad might be good enough, especially if you get the external keyboard.     What I think we're starting to see when people talk about the post-PC era, is really a split between people who consume content and those...
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I don't think that a lot of U.S. film editing jobs are going to move overseas. The reason is that on any given feature, there are a small number of editors working and with the advent of computer-based editing systems, one editor can do the work of what used to take four. Also, on most major productions, the editor works very closely with the director. It might make sense to shoot a film in India, because of far-lower costs for the entire large crew, but the...
In the short term, yes, consumers would pay more. But in the long term, it would have made Amazon a monopoly and then prices would have steadily climbed anyway. Or, Amazon, being a monopoly would have put pressure on the publishers to lower the wholesale price just as WalMart has forced manufacturers to lower their wholesale prices. Do you know what that led to? Declining quality and the move of manufacturing to China, India, etc. Low online prices do give us...
Back in the days when a majority of autos used DIN-sized radios that weren't tied into the HVAC system, this might have been possible. But now that replacing radios is a really big deal, if not impossible in so many cars, I can't see Apple getting involved in this. And while Apple would have loved to do an OEM deal with a car manufacturer 15 years ago, those numbers are quite small compared to what Apple is doing today. There's also the issue of driver...
Even Apple is reputed to have sent tons of Macs, Mac LCs, Peformas, Quadras and the Centris models to the dumpster just before Jobs returned to the company and reformulated the product line. By 1996, Apple had gotten it down to just Macs and Performas. In '97, before Jobs returned, there were just 4 Performa models released, the last one on April 1. Jobs returned on July 9th.I did have a G4 Sawtooth that was a great machine that I used for nine years (which must be...
That may be the most absurd statement I've ever seen posted on this site. No corporation that I think of was ever run for the employees' benefit. I can think of a few that were run for the senior executives' benefit (Enron, etc.), but never for the employees. And "widows and orphans" tend to have their pensions and other investments in mutual funds, not in single stocks, so whether a particular single company does well or not is almost a moot point. In my...
What the Government can do, although this wouldn't change the amount we pay, is to enforce clear advertising and billing practices. They shouldn't be permitted to advertise a $60 a month plan when that plan actually costs $83 with taxes and fees. They shouldn't be permitted to imply that certain fees are "government fees" when they're not. They shouldn't be permitted to advertise that an upgrade to a new iPhone (after two years) is $199 when it's actually $229. ...
I disagree with your analysis. The Publishers set the price, not Apple. There is no minimum price. Apple may be crossing the line when they want "most favored nation" status, but lots of contracts have such a status - in fact, when you sign a contract with any agency of the U.S. Government, they usually demand it. Anyone CAN undercut Apple. But if they do, Apple gets to charge that price as well. I don't blame Apple - why would they let a publisher...
I agree, although I don't see Apple getting into the energy business. If Apple did make a major leap in the development of practical renewal power, that would do more to "change the world" than any computer they ever made. If Apple was successful at this, can you imagine if everyone who attempts to copy Apple today, attempted to copy them at this - where it would become "unhip" or "politically incorrect" to build or operate a factory that didn't use renewable...
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