Originally Posted by Abster2core
It must be nice to be born in an era when somebody else has paid the Piper to do and benefit from most of the things we do today.
And then to demand that everything connected to it be free or let somebody develop a vehicle so that freeloaders can sponge on the creativity and work of others.
As for, "SMS messages which cost almost nothing," perhaps you, as a IT genius, could illustrate how you could build the infrastructure to your for-free-designed system.http://communication.howstuffworks.c...s_tutorial.htm
And just to make it quite clear, I would like to pay less for a lot of things. However, there are countries that thrive on copying the works of others. I would rather live here and realize that there is a cost for such freedom.
The idea that everybody is ripping everybody off and all the time, including Apple, suggests that perhaps relocation is better choice for a lot of the futures here.
As for GOOGLE, it must be nice to make money basically off the backs of others, and in particular, Apple.
As others have said, do I even need to go into how iPods take money right from the music industry? How many people are buying those 80GB and 120GB iPods who paid for all of that music? Should we lock down iPods to only playing music downloaded from the iTunes store? Apple sure doesn't seem to mind.
One of the selling points the iPhone and iPod Touch has is the app store. Developers are doing Apple a favor by creating good applications that entice people to buy the hardware to use the application on (the iPhone in this case). Apple gives them a cut of the money they make by selling it, or in Google's case, people are using Google's services. Nobody's suddenly stealing ATT's service by NOT using their text messaging service. If you aren't using the service, then why would you pay for it? ATT/Apple are forcing people into using their service. If you use the 3G network, you pay for it! If you use ATT minutes, you pay for it! If you use SMS messaging, pay for it! But if you aren't using those things, or using someone else's services, then why would you pay for it? If ATT doesn't want people to use other services, then they need to compete in terms of service and pricing.
Obviously building an infrastructure isn't free, so that means price hikes and rip-offs are a-okay?http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings...ng.cfm?id=3917http://mynewsjunkie.com/2009/06/15/c...g-price-hikes/
Whether you agree with this or not, it is widely accepted/believe that companies make a (possibly unfair) killing off of SMS messages.
If you want to pay whatever prices anyone charges you, you're more than free to do it! For those who feel we're potentially getting ripped off, we don't have to pay for that service, and use another service that allows us to do what we want which may cost less or nothing at all. It's called competition, it's a wonderful thing. That's why Apple has an App STORE. You can pick and choose what you want to buy.
You seem to be taking all of this awfully personally. o_O. "You damn kids grew up in so and so age, taking things for advantage!". "If you don't like it, don't bother trying to change it! Just go to another country!".