As I recall, when automation started getting big in manufacturing, there was an outcry that businesses were killing jobs. This is just an extension of the same old argument. Apple needed to build a data center. It had to go somewhere. They shopped for locations, and the best deal was in NC. Simple economics. I am sure that Apple decision makers took into account that they would have costs to relocate and/or train people for the positions created by this center. Companies like Apple don't exist to create jobs. They exist to create and sell products, and the jobs that are created are those necessary to produce and sell the product. If the local residents can't or won't do the type of work that Apple needs in that area, they need to find appropriate people to fill those positions.
Says the elephant in the room. Granted, not good for manuals/technology, but for novels, quite useful.
Earthlink has had that kind of feature for years. They call it "Anonymous E-mail" You log into your regular account, and add anonymous e-mails in sets of 5. The domain is different for the anonymous accounts, and the usernames (left of the @) are randomized. You can give them out to whomever, and read or ignore those accounts via the webmail interface.
for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.
That's why my daughter is in private school!
I could see this if the OS were free. However, if they're going to charge me $130 freakin' bucks, I better not see any ads!
Another reason not to use a free survey. It gets slashdotted almost immediately.
"couldn't make him a member without a birthdate"??? So, you wouldn't provide a birthdate to the insurance company? Or, you didn't add him to your insurance at his birth? Sounds like you missed the ball by not adding him. First thing we did when my wife had a baby was to contact the insurance company and have her added to the policy. Sounds like step 1 to me.
They'll just set up checkpoints like the agricultural checkpoints at the state borders. "I'm sorry sir, I'll have to confiscate that contraband 65-inch television in your trunk!" Hmmm... I see a business opportunity for folks willing to be a TV "mule" to smuggle big-screens into the state.
What about an organization for Slashdot first posters!
Way old news. See http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070530-apple-hides-account-info-in-drm-free-music-too.html from 2007