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Its beyond frustrating because Apple just doesn't get it. Companies want the ability to centrally manage devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, etc) and unfortunately you can do this with Apple.
Apple could easily double or triple their market share by just offering corporates the ability to central manage/control all their mac devices in their environment.
Take a read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Flash_Crash
Its called cash flow and lack of it is what causes most small sized companies to shut their doors.
When you start hitting heavy server side "applications", even the C++ ones take a while to startup.
He said he wasn't done until the system was perfect. Now I am all for optimized code but number 1 priority is a working complete solution and then it can be re-factored to improve efficiency/re-writeablity/etc.
To use the cheese dip analogy, you are not eating magical unlimited cheese dip that never runs out. You are eating recycled unlimited cheese dip, and while the first time around it tastes pretty good the more it gets recycled the more it loses its flavor and becomes more bland.
It costs money to come out with new content/season/shows - this money comes from the sales of the content from the last season or previous shows. So your argument only holds merit if you happy watching reruns with out getting any new content.
Stop being a free loading hippie and pay whats fair, not that agree that the current model is correct - its needs to change and maybe something like paying a monthly subscription and getting access to everything is more appropriate.
The problem here is perception of Java, Java as desktop app is to be blunt problematic and idiot devs out there who don't know what they are doing. Java on the server is an absolute dream.
Windows isn't any more productive then say Linux or OSX its just convenient because most people use stuff like Outlook/Project/Visio etc.
- USSR/Russia pretty much left most of Eastern Europe in poverty and screwed up Afghanistan before the U.S even got involved.
- France was pretty much responsible for the Gadhafi's fall from power in Libya (see brutal socialist dictatorship) and has messed around with the politics of almost every North African country
- Iran & Israel are just as much to blame for the disaster that is the middle east
- China has committed more human rights violations in the name of socialism than any of the rest and supports brutal socialist dictatorship like North Korea
The reason why most socialist states fail is not because the they are socialist its because they normally ran by a brutal dictator (propped up by any one of the countries listed above) only interested in their own financial gain.
Saying that, if earning that kind of money and are not rich after 20 years of proper investments and money management something went seriously wrong.