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 I did.
 The first computer I used was at a uni, I played a Star Trek game with my dad.  It had no monitor.  The results of your moves and actions were printed out. The first computer class I took was in 8th grade, and we programmed using punch cards. The first time I heard about the Web was on a Usenet group, when someone was talking about this really cool new project being worked on.  I remember using the web before Mosaic. So, yeah, I was alive before Google. Google changed how...
 There's a problem.  They'll fix it.  What's the big deal?  Happens all the time with software, whether from indie developers or the Big Guns.  You're acting like this is the first time a major company has released a buggy version of a program. Yeesh.
 That's not really an answer.
 Oh, laziness and apathy are a HUGE part.  And I think part of what causes the apathy is the lack of education and the rampant ignorance in this country.  In countries like Finland and S. Korea, where the education level is very high, the turnout is higher than it is in the US. Also, I believe that our present system of intense gerrymandering does not help.  In the vast majority of districts across the country the result is known long before the election ever happens....
 Well, there's some truth to that. Also, stupidity can't be helped.  Ignorance, however, is a choice.  So, I should have worded my comment above differently.
   They are not excuses, they are explanations.  If, for instance, you don't have a picture ID in states that now require them, you can't vote.  That is not an excuse, it's a fact.  And for some people it is very difficult (either because they lack the proper paperwork or because it's expensive for them) to get those IDs. The fact that voting takes place on what for most people is a workday is not entirely fair or sane. Etc. And I know that last statement wasn't directed...
 Because if you lack curiosity you can never make yourself a better, fuller person.  Without a search for knowledge, to at least some degree, your existence is completely pointless (now, I have made the argument that our existence is pointless anyways, but that's a different discussion).  Do you really want to live your life like some lower life form -- eating, sleeping, reproducing, with absolutely no understanding or knowledge about the world around you? As to why it's...
 That's true of anything, really. "Look, I really like rap, but ..." Pretty much anything that starts with "I really like [x], but ..." is just going to be followed with total BS.  It's one of the most annoying things I encounter regularly.
 1. OF COURSE the iPhone is more than simply hardware.  I never said it wasn't. 2. Cars are connected to Apple's business because computers are part of cars now.  OK,  so what?  Computers are part of practically anything you use on a daily basis that is more complicated than a fork or a glass.  Airplanes.  Ships.  Those devices that tell you exact yardage on a golf course (illegal btw, but that doesn't seem to stop people).  Refrigerators.  Etc. Should Apple now get into...
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