She continued further, "Using Microsoft product means you save so much on retraining you employees on the office products they use daily. All the years of experience will continue to pay off".
So by this line of thinking, Microsoft and Apple are both owe their existence to half-apes who crawled out of the jungles of Africa some 1.8 million years ago.
It is quite interesting you stop at that point, with misinformation to boot. Homo sapiens are full apes, nothing half about us. And the chain did not stop (or start) 1.8 million years ago. Making stone tools 2 million years ago, bipedalism may be four million years ago, primate line specializing in fruit eating 30 million years ago, mammals branching off 210 million years ago
But you know what? The joke is on us. We laugh and stay home, while they dutifully show up at the polling places and vote for their idiot leaders. The fundamental difference between Democratic base and the Republican base is this. Republican base says, "give me this one thing, all the rest will be ignored". Democratic base says, "give me every one of these things, failing on any one would mean I will stay home to send a message".
The company is said to have found the problem during laboratory testing of the plane, and thankfully there are no reports of it being triggered on the field.
The spokesman continued, "The battery would have caught fire long before that integer overflow."
He was caricatured because he strongly disagreed with Darwin on evolution and was portrayed as a bible thumper. But Darwin owes much to his old Captain for long chats over the voyages and the extra mile he went to accommodate Darwin, who was a bit of a spoiled son of a rich indulgent father at that time. Darwin had quit college, quit the seminary when he got on Beagle. Darwin was quite sick later in life. Darwin had spent 1000 pounds during the voyage to collect the specimens, probably worth quarter of a million dollars today. There was nothing to stop Darwin from calling it quits and catching a ship home at any port of call. It is entirely due to Fitzroy's help and understanding Darwin stayed on board for the entire 5 years.
Surprised it has not happened yet. Or, has it?
The prices for oil product (kerosene at the time) went down from 60 or so cents in 1860s to just around 7 cents a gallon by late 1890s.
Why it did not go to 3 cents a gallon? Because Rockefeller colluded with railroad companies and had secret arrangements to get bulk discount for himself and shafted his competitors. Monopolies are not always the result of a company doing everything "right". It is always the result of companies carving up the market using secret deals, cartels, trusts. They maintain their monopoly by destroying the small upstart competitors who had better ideas, better way of doing things, which will bring greater benefit to the society.
In the early days of personal computers, the technology moved so fast the laws and the government were playing catch up. It was, in a sense, closer to utter free markets. Microsoft & Intel emerged as the winners and maintained a near monopoly and a stranglehold on the market. All the things they did that is still fresh in the minds of older Slashdotters, the oil barons and the railroad tycoons did back then, in a much harsher way. That is how Korean and Japanese industrial "houses" work to this day. That is how garment factories are run to this day in Bangladesh and Phillipines.
It is fair Rockefeller was hounded in his old age, forced to flee in a rickety car like a fugitive. He drove so many worthy better oil men to madness and suicide with his secret deals and cartel building. If you are a white person from the current Rust-Belt of USA, it is very much possible one of your ancestors was shafted by this guy, cheated out of a fair price for the oilfield or forced to go bankrupt if he was in oil/railroad business.
You are just a religious fanatic worshiping some ideal "free" market and you will dismiss all the holes as "not really free" market. You are as bad as people who believe communism will work.
But when we were learning fraction tables by rote, (only a few "enrichment" students did this, and they called the "enrichment" stream advanced stream to give us some bragging rights), we were using metric system even in currency, 100 paisa = 1 rupee. We did this mainly because our teachers were tortured by this when they were kids and it is their turn to torture us. Continuity and circle of life and all that.
2. protection of ownership and operation of private property against the government intrusion, against the mob and the collective.
Sudden switch to a passive voice sentence fragment. Is that you Sarah Palin? Who's going to do the protection? You postulate some entity more powerful than the government that will enforce the property rights, but still will not abuse the very same powers for self aggrandization.