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 "Suddenly, new online companies launched to serve that growing segment of the population who no longer want to possess a car." Thanks for the link to the "sharing economy" story.  Fascinating and yes, inevitable.We're right on the verge of a massive sea-change in many industries.Looking forward to it all.
 Yeah, it might take decades to move past the current car-ownership model.  But think of it this way: nearly everything about owning and operating a car is a pain: buying, storing, maintaining, insuring, parking, registering, getting a drivers' license, worrying about your teenage kids, paying speeding tickets, avoiding enraged / inattentive / distracted drivers on the road, etc.  And pretty much everything about public transportation is a pain: driving or walking to the...
 Pre-release misdirection is important, yes.  But the real misdirection causes the would-be competition to make huge strategic mistakes after an Apple device is announced.  Not with "iPod," because the name is too generic.  And not so much with "iPad" either. But the name "iPhone," all by itself, likely caused incumbent and future competitors all manner of damage.  Because the name implies that it's a phone with extra features like internet connectivity.  So the knee-jerk...
 I had a brief panic attack when I saw the name "Multipla" in that sentence.To my great relief, the old one is far more attractive (less hideous) than the new one.  50s-60s Fiat Multipla 600:    '98-'03 new-generation Fiat Multipla:   '04-'10 new-generation Fiat Multipla (Second series):  Yes, the new version won Top Gear's "Car of the Year" award in 1999.And yes, it was displayed in New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1999.But no, it didn't sell well outside Italy....
 Just say "OK Googler.  Search for 'Apple Watch Edition price and availability.'"
 Maybe Google could buy up and re-brand all those Microsoft Stores.Last I heard there were what, 63?
 Here are my choices for pre-holiday 2015 Watch casing materials: 1. Titanium alloy2. Carbon fiber3. Platinum 750 (equivalent to 18k)4. Transparent Aluminum (with Space Black tint) And maybe next year Apple will ship Sport models with new colors, starting with the Product(RED) red.  Then gold, of course.  Then green, blue, whatever.  Should be a simple matter of anodizing and marketing.
 And the MacBook Air is still a smash.  Thanks, in part, to several price drops.  I seem to recall that the original January 2008 MBA went for something like $1499.  It was more of an Executive Laptop than a mainstream consumer model.  Now both the 11" and 13" MBAs start at under $1k, replacing the old white plastic MacBook as the low-end Mac. It will be interesting to see if and when the new MacBook starts to out-sell the 13" MBA and the 13" MBP.  I think two things will...
Space Gray Sport model for me. With black Sport Band please.
 Would a slimmer 2017 Watch obsolete the current one?  It wouldn't.  But it would make the 2015 model look dated.My 1994 Rolex Submariner looks more or less exactly the same as the 2015 Submariner.  Classic yet current. The question none of us knows the answer to, yet, is "Will Apple market Watch as technology or as 'classic' fashion?"If technology, then yes, Apple will rev the design as often as is necessary to stay ahead of other smartwatches.If 'classic' fashion, then...
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