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Do I understand right that this company chose the name iWatch IN ORDER TO COMPETE with the upcoming Watch, and now sues Apple for being the competition, pretty much?
I understand the part about the feeling. As a person born in Brittany, I feel a Breton first, a French second. However, were Brittany to secede, to the utmost glee of the secessionists (I wonder... are there secessionists in every damn place?), the Bretons would have the choice between leaving as French or staying as Bretons (or maybe staying as French...). If a Union country leaves the Union, the citizens of say, Greece, wouldn't get to stay Union citizens, because some...
I wasn't clear enough. I know there is freedom of movement: I'm an expat from France in the NL. However, I am a French, not an European. An Alabaman is an American, whether in California or in Texas or in Alabama. It's a huge difference, especially when people now openly suggest Greece could leave Europe. If Alabama was to "leave the US", Alabamans could just move to Detroit and stay American. I don't foresee France, the NL, or Germany offering this kind of move freedom to...
Well, my opinion on Europe, is that as long as we have country citizenships, we can't compete with the USA. An Alabaman is not subject to Alabama's horrible management (sorry, Alabama, I just like the sound of the name) of their budget. He can just sell his house or leave it rot and move to California to enjoy the earthquakes. It's the same country. A strong Europe is one where the Greeks could just decide to scamper off to Germany, en masse. Everyone would have incentives...
 How the ... did I do these lines? Looks cool :)
This one is awesome. Some days, being an journalist is fun. Also, thanks for the links.
If I may add, just as with Greece entering the Union, there were political considerations at play. The Austrian Empire a casualty of WWI, there was a power vacuum in the East, that the capitalist economies on the west saw dangerously getting filled by the young Soviet Union. The British Empire, and colonial France were vying for power still, and America of course was re-starting its massive increase in political and industrial power after the 1921 crisis. None of the big...
And that is the core problem, the main reason for everyone posturing "oh, we would NEVAH do things as Greece did". If I remember right, Tax Evasion is twice Euroland's debt, and the black economy is 30% at least of the standard economy. Germany itself, not to mention The Netherlands, is not as healthy as it would like people to think, and its "local industry" is made of a lot of assemblers of parts made in the East of Europe or China. Under calls for austerity in Greece...
Well, I hope I was civil! I admit I understand your feelings, though. Technology (especially with crowdfunding nowadays) can get really frustratingly delivered. Between failures, targets not met, or features undelivered... Sometimes, it feels like some companies advertise a product they know is going to be designed by someone else, sit on the money, and once it does exist, package and deliver to you years late :p
 I expect I wasn't clear enough.  My point was exactly "I suspect a Greek needing even 200GB of iCloud storage has an income well above that minimum wage." If you have such income, you probably also have the know-how that should push you to have a bank abroad, especially when things start looking bleak. That's why I told the story of my student friends. Also, a bit of perspective:  I'm Western European, I have a normal salary, I own several Macs and iPads and an iPhone,...
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