The article only mentions ONE PERSON that stood up and spoke out against the deal at the hearing. ONE.
And that's not by accident. Those hearings have limited seating. It has been well known that corporations pay "plants" to grab those seats well in advance, show up and claim their seat, and do nothing at all during the entire proceeding. Some of them are brazen enough to sleep. This effectively shuts out the dissenters and could be a 1st amendment violation.
Just wait for a few iterations of Mac OS until Apple says the latest one will not work on your still perfectly functional hardware.
Well aware of that. Apple profits from hardware so they force obsolescence using OS upgrades. Not a fan of the upgrade treadmill so I plan my purchases for the long haul, even when a future OSX will no longer work on my Pro. A buddy is currently having that problem and I learned from that. That's just one of the reasons I chose the Mac Pro instead of the iMac and cheaper Mac machines.
That's nothing. Play something by John Cage, and you get Windows OS.
Clippy: It looks like you're trying to play John Cage's "4:33". Would you like help?
Successful Sony Formats... + CD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... [wikipedia.org]
The audio CD wasn't a format developed solely by Sony, it was a collaborative team effort between Sony and Phillips both of whom had been independently developing the technology. Development of that format started in 1974 long before Sony was a content provider. In fact when the infamous rootkit scandal emerged, Phillips called out Sony because the rootkit media did not conform with the "redbook" audio CD specification and should not carry the audio CD label.
The biggest reason why audio CD was a successful format was because the audio CD specification contained no provision for DRM.