So you are saying that I can post confidential company information online, including trade secrets, and as long as it's on Facebook I'm covered? Sweet!
But they're dedicated users and install base are. That's what Facebook was after.
Copyright should be the bare minimum to protect innovation, not all inclusive to generate profits and exclusivity.
A 9 year old usually can't walk in to a grocery store and buy a $6 box of Sugar-Cocaine-Pops without their parents knowing, and any parent with an ounce of common sense would let their child run free on a device that you can keep charging cash to.
And seriously, this guy didn't notice charges appearing on his credit card THAT HE USES ONLINE as it "drained"? I don't know about you, but any credit card # I put online for purchases I monitor like a fucking hawk with the amount of identity theft that's been going around.
Great, but they still broke the law, and caused me time and money fixing the situation.
Abuses should be found and stopped, but ask any of the people working for Foxconn if their life is better or worse off because of Foxconn (and by extension Apple), they'll probably say their life is much better with the high-tech manufacturing jobs.
I'm not really sold on the idea that we need interactive textbooks, I've never had a textbook that wasn't very sufficiently searchable using the contents and index, and I don't see how you can keep a straight face and make the argument that a $400+ iPad is more durable than a $30 textbook, especially in a school environment where some textbooks can last for a decade or more.
Apple may want the iPad to be the standard with all their little monopolistic heart, but I just don't see it happening anywhere but in random charter or magnet schools who want to show everyone how hip they are with the new technology.
Why the hell would you WANT your child using a Textbook that's a decade old or more? That's part of the problem. When I was in high school (94-98), I had a social studies textbook which had a giant "USSR" label over the northern Asian continent.
I find it akin to letting a Developer QA their own work. Bad Ju Ju.
In the office I use a Win7 box, as is required. I have Win7 on my Mac Pro only for games. And then it's only for three (MW3, BF3, and as of today, Skyrim). If those games had Mac OS ports, I'd never use Windows on my personal machines ever again.
I never understood why tech people take the stance of "Oh you can't customize Mac OS as much as Windows, you can't put any hardware you want in it". That seems like a very small minority, at least at in my circle.
CAN I spend 5 hours hunting down a Windows driver issue or rebuilding my hardware from scratch? Yes. Do I WANT to spend time doing that? No. That's why I own Mac's.