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Quote: Originally Posted by AppleInsider  The new setup method also appears to explain why Apple hasn't bought into NFC, the technology Google introduced for Android 2.3  What about "appears to explain" do you fail to appreciate here? The implication is clear: advances in low-power Bluetooth technology MAY obsolete NFC in handsets depending on how things develop. Reasoned speculation. The two technologies' functions could overlap sufficiently to be regarded as duplication...
Quote:Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Postjudging by his statement has severe communication difficulties (ESL?) to boot.That's the simple view, his incredibly bad grammar and sentence construction, but when you put that together with the questionable ethics of his revealing several full names un-blurred (including women) in that self-promoting video, the smugness of his pose in the picture, his making off with thousands of identities and the logic flaws in his...
  Can't refute the facts in these assertions, but it must be said that was quite a feat to pull off successfully in the face of the apathy and Inertia of the big developers like Adobe, Quark and Microsoft, who were initially reluctant to dedicate resources to the OS change.   Quote: Originally Posted by rcfa  Not quite true...Microsoft bought a CP/M clone called QDOS (which stood for Quick'n Dirty OS) which some hacker had written to avoid having to buy CP/M. That's what...
  I most certainly did not post that statement; I called it sarcasm (as part of a multi-quote), as that's the only context in which that naive comment could ring true.   Google and the greater good are an oxymoron, an absolute contradiction in terms, just like "Military Intelligence" (tip of the hat to the peerless Marx Brothers for that last timeless quip!)
Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by MacTel  I don't know if Google has been all about profit. Maybe they just want to elevate the level of technology out in the world. In other words - be good. Google Glass is a good example of that.   Originally Posted by airmanchairman    I read Mac Tel's post as subtle sarcasm, even though the /S hasn't been deployed. Also, "successful" is valid, "winning" maybe not, but clearly he did not use the latter word and thus he is...
  Dude, read the article again:   OpenStep was the variant that Jobs proposed to the big vendors using Unix, and not NeXTStep which was proprietary to the NeXT hardware.   Surely you also recall that post-Jobs Apple successfully sued NeXT, preventing the company from offering anything in the price range of the Mac, which severely hindered its take-up owing to the steep startup price forced on it. So lack of installed base as cause of failure is correct, but there were...
Quote: Originally Posted by stelligent  Of course, iPhone owners just go about enjoying their devices without ever mocking Android.   For years now as an iPhone owner, I occasionally check out XDA Developers and Android Police (and maybe a few others) but I don't recall ever posting anything anti-Android there or having any desire to since I don't own an Android device. I check them out for the technological developments, discussions, advice and projects (if I ever ended...
Quote: Originally Posted by MacTel  Open has been successful though. Android took the feature phone and buried it. Everyone has been better off with Android on the cheaper phones. I don't know if Google has been all about profit. Maybe they just want to elevate the level of technology out in the world. In other words - be good. Google Glass is a good example of that.     I read Mac Tel's post as subtle sarcasm, even though the /S hasn't been deployed. Also, "successful"...
Quote: =============================================================================================== Originally Posted by mrrodriguez  How can you steal something that's open? =============================================================================================== Quote: Originally Posted by Tallest Skil  So Google could steal it properly, unlike everything else. 'Course they managed to screw it up...
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