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The story went that he paid for this himself because the Board wouldn't approve the original expenditure. Jobs apparently really wanted it and agreed to pay for it himself. I don't know the answers to your other questions and I don't know what happened to the glass that was taken out. Technically, I would assume Jobs owns that glass and could resell it to get back what he invested if he wanted to.
The reason why Netflix doesn't have all that content available for streaming is because either the content owners don't want it streamed or because the price the content owners want for streaming via Netflix is more than Netflix wants to pay. This is not Netlfix thinking, "we don't want to stream this because of X".
An Apple II with two floppy drives (no hard disk) and monochrome monitor was about $2K, as I remember it, which is probably about $4K in 2011 dollars and education bought them in droves, so the $500 price shouldn't be an issue. Print textbooks are also very expensive. But having said that, while this might be a great tool for college students, I would be a little more wary for elementary schools students who need to learn to read and need to put pen to paper, which...
That was very well done. And that's probably where we are eventually headed (although, except perhaps for the thinness, there would be severe engineering constraints on implementing the other features - like projecting a keyboard is one thing, but being able to respond to key-presses from a projected image is quite another). But I do like the way these guys think - Apple should hire them.
Wrong. Dividends are issues by companies who want to attract investors who are looking for income.Wrong. Companies buy back their own stock when it's undervalued. And Apple's stock is currently undervalued because it's getting hit by the same factors (possible Greece default, etc.) that is bringing down the entire market. It's not the worst thing they can do. If they want to buy something big instead or develop a new technology, fine. The overall point is that Apple...
You can certainly house 12,000 employees in an urban setting. I'm working in a building right now for a media company that is nowhere near any of the largest, but there are 3000 employees and there are 100 more buildings down the same avenue with similar numbers. While I don't agree with everything Hawthorne says, I do agree that there are tremendous advantages to a society where its workers interact with each other in a streetscape with everything that entails:...
That's true, but Apple can "encourage" their workers to do so by providing them with some benefit if they carpool, bike, etc. Maybe if you commit to carpool every day, you get a closer parking space or something. They could also do what amusement parks do: have remote parking (doesn't Apple also own the land south of 280 as well?) somewhere and have shuttles (as you mention) to the main building. While this would still result in the same total number of cars...
1. Not high wages, but certainly higher wages than the average $130 a month paid to Chinese manufacturing employees. So what do you propose: that we eliminate the minimum wage laws and pay people even less than the current minimum wage? Tell me where one can live in the U.S. even on minimum wage? Certainly in no decent place would minimum wage even cover rent. As for unions, I think unions now cover only 11% of jobs in the U.S. and most of those are public...
Never mind.
Oops..you're right...I must have just woken up when I typed that. However, I don't see how you can have an optical zoom in an iPhone or the like. I do think I saw some accessory maker who makes some kind of clamp so that you can use regular 35mm or DX-sized lenses on an iPhone, but IMO, it's kind of ridiculous to attach such a large lens to a camera phone. You might as well just carry a camera body. I'm certainly willing to 'wait and see', and I don't argue with...
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