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Fortunately, it only took him one day to take a clear stand against both torture and illegal wiretapping, direct government agencies to comply with freedom of information requests, and announce a timetable for closing Gitmo. He's made some excellent decisions since then, too. But he won this award last year, so I'm voting for Jobs. As for new competition from Palm and Google, I'd say that only shows how important the iPhone has been in leading the way toward new...
Trademark protection is limited to your industry. So, Big Apple = Tourism, Apple Bank = Finance, Apple = Computers, no problem there. Apple Corps = Music Publishing, Apple = Computers, no problem if the computers don't play music (which, in the 1980's, they didn't). iPod = Computers, iPodRip = Computers, there's your problem.Awesome, thanks for getting Apple to bring back the matte option!
I remember a Macworld Expo or WWDC keynote a few years ago where Steve Jobs was demonstrating some kind of email capabilities and as part of his demo he typed in this email address, steve@mac.com. It got a big laugh, but yeah, I guess he would have had first dibs on the names.
Isn't Microsoft-bashing the flip side of Apple-loving? I was thinking someone should tell Steve Ballmer that Bing is a "rounding error" in the search engine market.
I don't know, it looks like she just had a magazine or something. Anyway ... with the music so quiet that you can just hear the clapping, this looks like some kind of weird aerobics routine. I wonder how many of the customers were planted there to make the store look busy.
Those don't count because they don't start with "i".
Where does the government disallow free market competition? You can mail your packages with UPS, buy bottled water, do research at a private library or hire private security for your gated community. Rather than an evil monopoly, I see most government services as an unsexy, practical way to get things done ... some so much so that we take them for granted (e.g., interstate highways, 911 service) ... and in cases like medical research and, let's see, THE INTERNET, the...
Steppenwolf Theatre is around the corner, and there are several locally-owned restaurants and shops nearby. So I take your point about chain stores, but come on ... people with no knowledge of this neighborhood need to stop being so judgmental about it.
Actually, the various lines of the CTA were developed by private firms around 100 years ago, but when those firms started going bankrupt, the city government stepped in to save the infrastructure. Since this kind of thing is still happening today (e.g., General Motors), I don't understand how the myth persists that corporations always manage money better than governments. I don't understand the economics of mass transit, or how the CTA was able to renovate several of its...
Amen. And on that note, I wish people would stop conflating Obama with old Chicago machine politics. He was an outsider when he arrived from Harvard and I don't think he ever got into that scene, although he takes a lot of pride in the city, as do many of its residents.
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