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Tim Cook could hardly pass up a chance of trying to educate this naïf.
"Mr. Trump, America literally gave up on electronics manufacturing 40 years ago. It wasn't the unions, it wasn't low wages in Asia, it was America's lack of respect for good, efficient design. We lost solid-state radio, television, VCR, camcorder, digital camera and computer manufacturing to Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China. That's where the center of gravity has been for two generations. That's the structure in the galaxy of our technology. You can't import a galaxy to our shores. About the only thing we can make here are the cardboard boxes.
"But we can do the design, the manufacturing and marketing logistics, and the software. Apple has shown that no one else in the world can do that better than we can. That's why we are the most valuable company, yet we have no manufacturing to speak of, only partners. And if we get a cold, you will see the rest of the economy get pneumonia.
"Don't mess with our system. It's the best in the world, the most valuable. And we're just getting started."
canukstorm said:rob53 said:lkrupp said:Uh, err, Daniel, the election is over. Your stump speech is a day late and a dollar short. Sore loser still fapping the fud, Daniel? Even Hillary said we need to at least give him a chance. I’m waiting to see how many celebrities actually move out of the U.S. like they swore they would do if The Donald won. Streisand, Amy Schumer, Notorious RBG, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Miley Cyrus. Anybody see the For Sale signs yet?
Yes, I'm upset he won because he has no business being our President.
There's this little thing called a democracy where the people have the power to decide who leads the country and who doesn't. And they have spoken.
If Hillary had won I wouldn't dare say anything as sentimental and smarmy as "the people have spoken."
zroger73 said:I doubt this issue would exist had Apple made this display.
I simply can't shake the image of the bottom-tier GoldStar televisions and radios lining the shelves of Walmart and dollar stores back in the 80s-90s. A name change to LG (Lucky GoldStar) doesn't help. Today, LG makes mid-tier products at best.
If "Apple made this display," they would have to use this same LG hardware because no one else can make IGZO LCDs like this at the present time.
sflocal said:SpamSandwich said:huckdaisy1 said:Time to vote Al off the island.Seriously, imho Al has been a dead weight on the board. Does anyone have any info on what Gore has done in the past decade?
If any of you cynical geniuses had a shred of vision or reason, you would at least consider that Al Gore has had an influence on Apple's policy of maximizing their reliance on renewable energy for their plant wherever possible.
Soli said:techprod1gy said:That will be awesome for Apple to roll out new models 4 months after I invested in their below average iteration of the MacBookPro.
2) And when they do update, historically the price will drop after having raised it to include expensive new HW in a new casing design, like when the Retina displays arrived.
Gruber and Ritchie were talking on the last Talk Show podcast about the Touch Bar's development. Supposedly they have been on it for 10 years. There's an unusual amount of work in these new laptops, seems to me. Still, as you say, the prices will drop over time.
k2kw said:bdkennedy1002 said:You can accept marketing words for $1000, or you can not be stupid and return it until you can get one that isn’t bent and doesn’t pop out of the extra $50 to $200 case you want to put it in. Would you accept a bent car they are supposedly developing? That’s not trustworthy to me.
bulk001 said:I am in the market for a new iPad as my current one is four years old and slow. As someone mentioned though, is this what it has all come to - placing furniture into a live scene? Remember when wearables at CES were the next great thing in fashion and lifestyle that was going to change everything? Or 3D TV was going to change the way we consumed media? For all the billions spent by these big companies I was hoping for a little more I guess. Till it does I’ll buy furniture the old fashioned wayand go to a furniture store and try stuff out. Who is using AI successfully right now? Big businesses where I suspect were we are the furniture! I will probably wait another year before upgrading I guess.
edit: maybe "human-augmented reality" if you want to split hairs about it.
P-DogNC said:Wow, nothing brings out the right-wing nutballs like an Al Gore story...
They listened to Nancy Reagan: "Just say no." Poor ignorant bastards.