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I suppose this is sort of a reply to the "iSheep buy iCrap" comment, but it's a meaningful summary of the apple experience. We bought the $99 airport express last night.  Our old-timer Linksys WRT54G (missing a letter in there I think), has just about had it.   The little airport express is in a tiny box of course, with a great little cardboard thing providing a little "Voila!" experience (remember W. Mossberg saying that Steve showed him early-release products...
This all comes down to trust.   An article came out about Nordstroms watching people's wireless-IDs as they walked through the store, JUST to see where people clustered, what displays attracted attention, which ones were ignored, etc.  [What used to be a paid position by real people btw].   Didn't like it.   Apple does somewhat-similar stuff. Like it. Trust.
I think people have Diversity backwards. If Apple released: 8 songs for Christmas, or 8 songs for Hannukah, or 8 songs for a Muslim Holiday, or 8 songs for New Years, or 8 songs for Summer, or 8 songs to celebrate Hungarian Beef Stew, my reaction would all be the same, "That's Nice". If a town with lots of Christians puts up a Christian Kresh, "That's Nice". If a town with lots of Jews puts up a Star of David and a Mennorah, "That's Nice." I don't understand all the...
 I'm 43 and when I was young my Dad had an IBM-Select(something, tract?) II typewriter.  It may have been $700 or something.  Built like a tank, and awesome for what it was. This week I went to my local town hall to remove a vehicle that I sold from the tax rolls, and saw one on a file cabinet in the corner.  Some offices kept that last one around for that final form with the carbon copies that needed the Impact that a typewriter gave. No longer.  Just sitting there. ...
 MMMmmmmmm, Animaaaal Styyyylllle.
 THIS, is genius.  Common sense maybe, but genius nonetheless.  I wonder if this capability exists through the 4-digit password.  My seven year could get one, my 5 year old could get one, and the parents get one.  Apps shown for each.
 I think people are failing to realize that Apple has revolutionized the pro computer. The future is that the "desktop PC" is the brain, and you stick on attachments from the outside, with no loss of performance, as needed.Why did you need that huge internal volume with all those slots?  Because you needed a fast internal-bus to stick cards into.  Connecting from the outside was too slow. If there's no loss of performance to hang a drive or accessory on the outside, then...
 The following is total absurdity that physics won't allow, but wouldn't it be fun if two connectors meant you could charge it twice as fast with two cables? Heh heh. Fun.
 I was 100%-sold on my breaking-and-entering analogy rant, but I *am* guilty of not noticing the civil vs criminal court-actions etc etc. Some over-reaction by me?  Maybe.  But the "don't be evil" company deserves some heavy-handedness, I think.
 So it's OK to break into someone's house by stuffing paper towels in the door-jam-locks so that when the "user" locks the door, it doesn't lock; unknown to them. Then you can rummage around inside the house to your hearts content. No harm done.
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