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An infant in a pool is hardly pornographic and certainly not "sexual exploitation". Blind Faith's cover photo on their eponymous 1969 album is far more sexual and far more exploitative by any possible measure. Yet the 'victim' Mariora Goschen, who was paid a measly £40, is quoted in the linked article as saying "… when people tell me they can remember what they were doing when they first saw the cover, and the effect it had on them, I’m thrilled to bits.”
I was in the dealer channel for more than a quarter of a century.Tim Cook saved Apple in the late 90s.Steve Jobs received the (public) credit.In the late 90s, Apple sometimes had upwards of 6 months of inventory. New products were announced at high retail prices while older products received the predictable price drops in an attempt to clear out inventory. Savvy people didn't buy the new models at launch. They waited a few months for the inevitable price drop. Lather, rinse repeat. About a year after Cook arrived, Apple once boasted about their inventory being measured in hours, rather than days, weeks, or months. I recall thinking that Tim's JIT system was one flat tire or flooded out highway away from being disrupted. Anyway, I've credited Tim Cook for Apple's turnaround since the late 90s. He wasn't alone and I'm sure he received the credit he deserves from within Apple, but he was the special sauce giving flexibility and flavour to what Jobs was offering.Kudos to Tim Cook.
fastasleep said:Bill Maher is an idiot.Self-appointed experts are always the best. ;-)
"… the UK feels a change in ownership to an American-based company may present national security concerns."I love it, especially in light of the 2020 US imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminium citing "national security concerns." Because everyone knows that Canadian aluminum used to make beer cans and screen doors in the middle of a pandemic is a "yuge" national security threat.Anyway, karma is a bitch.