Basically, Bill skimmed a lot of money from the productivity of others and continued to do so long after he stopped needing/wanting additional cash.
If Bill disbursed 50 billion (leaving himself with a paltry 16 billion), he could have provided every MS employee in the US with $877K. Given that there are plenty of non-rich MS employees, an additional 877K (87K additional salary for 10 years, 43k additional salary for 20 years) would have been far more economically useful to them than it would be as an additional billion for someone that could never spend it.
So who won?
Fuck you for comparing copyright infringement and breaking/entering with segregation or the holocaust.
35 years was the maximum sentence. Given that Swartz was white, and not a repeat offender, the real maximum he was facing was far less.
1. Prosecutors offer a 6 month plea deal instead of the maximum sentence of 35 years. If they felt they had an iron-clad case (where they could actually get a sentence of 35 years), they aren't going to be that generous.
2. Swartz and his attorney rejected the plea deal. They either felt that they could win the case, or that even on the event that they lost the case, it wasn't going to be a 35 year sentence (otherwise, why risk it vs 6 months).
Swartz blood is on his own hands.
Or, had he accepted a plea bargin, 6 months in prison. But don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative.
The MP3 player market is dead. The tablet and smartphone markets have competitors that have rapidly caught up to (and it the case of smartphones, bypassed) Apple.
At least on a Mac, I've found the client to be slow, frequently, unresponsive, and unintuitive.
Maybe Mac and Linux users just have higher standards, and won't put up with such poorly written software?
If this was true, they wouldn't be Mac or Linux users.
Basically, the grumbling that we see here is the precursor to an AppleTV announcement. People (paid or otherwise) start the cycle by whining about the current status quo.
It doesn't matter that almost everyone has their TV (smart/dumb) hooked up to a cable/satellite box and probably a DVD/Blu-ray player for movies.
It doesn't matter that most people are interested in watching television on their television and aren't interested in tweeting or facebooking when using their TV.
What matters is that the situation is so terrible, that only the dead may know peace. There is no other solution. No Roku, no appletv, no smartTV. What we need is a new iproduct.
So your elegant solution is a $500-700 mac that you use to pirate all of the TV you watch?
Quit making excuses for your failure to comprehend something simple.
Your inability to use/manage Windows says more about you than it does about Windows.
Nobody cares about you, or the games you play/don't play.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Wikipedia says shut the fuck up.