Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz
He's being sarcastic based on the fact that when Apple sues anyone that person is deemed a thief outright yet when it's the other way around the word "Steal" doesn't even come up.
Not quite "sarcastic". But the fact you cite is real.
I've often wondered why the sauce for the gander is so seldom served around here.
But I'm learning. Yesterday, for example, I learned a little about "iconic marketing". It is an attempt to make people associate a product with themselves, with ownership of the product being a part of their identity.
Seemingly, Apple does it very, very well. Better than Pepsi with their "Pepsi Generation" campaign, and better than Dr. Pepper with their "I'm a Pepper" campaign. Better even than Marlboro with their Cowboy associations.
The whole thing makes me sick. Otherwise rational people buy into it way too often.
It amazes me that some still think of Apple as a scrappy little company run by a bunch of rebels. It saddens me when people consider themselves to Think Different because they buy the most popular available telephone.
You can fool some of the people all of the time. And they will pay you outsized profits to allow it to be done to them.