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Comment Dont Forget the Government Interferance (Score -1) 488

People tend to forget that Microsoft wasn't ALLOWED to innovate in some areas after the anti-trust trial. Microsoft was not allowed to integrate certain software and services into their OS. They had to code them as completely separate products without direct interaction. While they still had these shackles on, Apple and Google were free to meld ANYTHING they wanted into their core products.

Comment Unsustainable (Score 1) 345

Seems to me that Google has built a business that is too cumbersome to maintain legally? I mean just because no one was bothering them about it previously doesnt mean tthey dont have the legal obligation to do it. It's as if I started a landscaping business and I was dumping all the waste products in my back yard. When I run out of space and have to pay for garbage means that my business is flawed....not that they should write laws to allow me to dump it anywhere.

Comment Re:Useful how? (Score 1) 297

I think that "in general" you're right, but you're forgetting the human aspect. If my uncle is buying something for his computer, it might not care what all of his facebook friends think about computers, but he might VERY WELL care what *I* think, and so he might be curious to see what I like. In a similar regard, I wouldnt ask my mother where to vacation, but I have several friends on facebook that do a lot of traveling, and I think seeing their experiences might be useful.

Comment Re:Or, plug the lesser of two competitors... (Score 1) 480

This is exactly what I was thinking. Microsoft does this sort of thing all the time. They avoid drawing attention to something when it's "up and comming", and then after the real threat has subsided (MS Office has matured a level, and OO is going downward) they create the strawman.

Comment People will buy it (Score 1) 130

Because people wont look at it as "the price of half a console" they will look at it as "the price of 2 1/2 games". People spent $150 a month on TV + Internet, they will have no problem spending that on their kids for christmas in order to place something that isnt "run around and blow up other kids".

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.