Sadly it was never designed to be a solution, it was designed to look like a solution, hence the lack of features required for long term use.
Cutting edge custom hardware is expensive
Yes. See as an example the original Nintendo DS with a custom ARM CPU that was some way back from the cutting edge.
If you use Office, you'll get the best service with an Exchange server
True, MS Outlook is very flaky at times doing normal email unless the server is in the same building. I've had to get users onto a VPN simply because MS Outlook does SSL so badly. Phones with 1/10 the CPU on congested networks perform better picking up mail than a fast machine with MS Outlook.
Mimecast, for example, allows automatic off-site archiving of all email
Which Sendmail could do with simple entries in the alias file long before MS Exchange even existed. It's about the only simple thing about Sendmail, but such things were core functions in other MTAs years ago.
Yugioh: Duel Monsters Online Exchange
Obviously so much more of a professional financial services company than MTGOX (Magic The Gathering Online eXchange)
If this bitcoin stuff was in a novel the editor would throw that part of the plot out due to the characters getting fooled again.
Bitcoin is possible to get and use anonymously
Doesn't the blockchain list the previous transactions? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that make it the least anonymous currency on the planet?
C'mon Slashdot, you can do better!
One reason why there was prosperity for all and not only the top 1% was related to the strength of unions. As the unions in the US got weakened and disbanded, so did the salaries and rights of workers decrease. The working class lost a lot of their negotiating power, and by now even lost the memory of those different times and conditions.
In the 50s, 60's and 70's, being left-leaning actually meant something. Today it's often a synonym of politically correct moron. Back in those decades the ultra-rich feared socialists and communists. Today's "liberals" are no threat to them. They would be ecstatic if Hillary became president.
10 to the minus 6th power Movie = 1 Microfilm