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"Why is this the 30th anniversary . . . rant . . . rant . . . "People who are ignorant of history are not allowed to tell others to ignore history. A rule of life.Also, check your post history. I've noticed you have an unnatural fetish for the word "suck." Tacky trolling. I would withhold your pay.
And the ability to delete the unasked-for download taking up space in my 4s's memory that I never installed, and probably never will.
I don't deny that some of the tech industry is careless about the longevity, durability, sustained usability of their products.I do assert that one of Apple's goals is to make their devices as durable as is reasonable for an expensive consumer device, and to sustain them with the best possible software within the limitations of the device.My original iPad still works well after three years and thousands of hours, but is not eligible for iOS 6, wisely, since it is already...
If you're subscribing to Katherine Rampell's view, she of the NY Times, that Apple deliberately cripples their older devices with their software updates so that you'll buy a new device, then I won't have much to say to you. The idea is absurd on its face, was widely howled at when it was published (see for example Gruber on the subject), and I have to say only attractive to someone with the sort of simple mind as Ms. Rampell exhibits.You want to think like that, go ahead on.
Yes, Virginia, planned obsolesence is bad. It means things wear out too soon or are changed only to make them look new and the old look old. Naughty capitalism.Technical progress is good, and it is inevitable and predictable. Change not for the sake of change, but because things can be made better. Leads to natural, unavoidable obsolescence.
What Apple does is not planned obsolescence. You can't float that idea here. Go over to MacRumors if that's how you want to make noise.
Yeah, they do, but that's an abuse of the word, a watering down. It originally meant fake excitement generated by PR or advertising. We still need that word, more than ever, in fact.Using hype to mean genuine excitement pulls the teeth out of the word. Typical of these shallow times. Not speaking of you, of course, but of those who use words to make a living.
Hey, watch it buddy. Actually, I haven't lived with one of those light 5-type phones, so I can't really compare. But the lighter-is-better idea also applies to the use of the phone as a camera. You can do some interesting video when you can put the acquisition device in strange places, like at the end of a long stick looking at the entrance of a wild bee nest, that sort of thing.
". . . as iWatch hype grows." AI, this is an abuse of the word "hype." Unless you're referring to your own hype, which is possible I suppose. The word always implies that someone, usually the source, is inflating news of the product or event or whatever. Apple is not hyping the rumored iWatch. You've been advised about this misuse before.
Details first! Which Final Cut Pro are you trying to use? Do others, many others, report the same problem? What do they say on the support forums? You can't just say "maverick is a nightmare" and leave others to clean up your meaning. Notice also that it's "Mavericks" not "maverick." Details!
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