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Apple is not in the "consumer electronics business," any more than the Gutenberg Press was in the paper goods business.Apple is in the consciousness business, or, if you like, the enlightenment business. They make the tools for that, and uniquely recognize it, following Steve Jobs,The printing press created the Enlightenment in the 16th-17th centuries. The personal computer is doing the same in our time and our near future.The culturally backward reaction of the religious...
So one of the narrowest minds among us suggests a link for us to read without describing what it contains or who hosts it, except for some dubious inflammatory wordsNo thanks, until you describe it.
Correct answer to Rogifan, thank you.
Correct answer to Red Oak, thank you.
Tim Cook is clear in his Washington Post editorial: discrimination is bad for business, and Apple is opposed to this kind of legislation because Apple stands for inclusivity, openness and acceptance of everyone, as fundamental to the way it does business. So this isn't a personal campaign of his, it is a statement of an official company position. You guys have to stop separating Tim from Apple on this. This is the company warning that the ~100 bills before various...
And here as well, no matter how good the argument, the entity B. Frost is only encouraged to prolong its existence here by any sort of attention. We've all tried to deal with it as if it were a reasonable human, with no success.
In case you haven't noticed, there is an effort underway not to quote or even acknowledge the spoor of this entity.
Nice try. Your lurid fantasy projected on Walt Kelly, one of the true heroes of the McCarthy witch hunts, is a disgrace to his memory. You have no idea of the depths of his contempt for the sort of moral gamesmanship that you are displaying here.An example of what happened in real life: after segregation and discrimination on the basis of race began to be ameliorated by legislation in the 1960s, there was never any effort to round up and blacklist the former perpetrators...
Some of us Americans have spent a lot of energy DEvolving greatly.Marshall McLuhan predicted the retreat into tribalism as a consequence of the world "imploding" into a Global Village. Part of the retreat is into fundamentalism and antisocial cocooning. That's what we see in this thread. Reactions against cultural evolution. Of course we'll see it happening first in states like Indiana and Arkansas. Mississippi and Alabama.
Sho' nuff, it is Gruber, with no eyepatch already. Apologies to Mr. Carthusia and anyone misled.
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