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Comment Re:You listed nothing an iPhone cannot do... (Score 1) 373

We're talking about wired connections here, in particular, the advantages of a standard connector over a proprietary "dock" connector.

There are pros and cons on both sides. You see your points as advantages, but, as indicated above in the "why nerds can't market to the masses", none of that matters to most consumers out there.

Comment Re:As well they should (Score 2) 347

No, they cannot. They are not "just private companies". They are part of the financial backbone and cannot simply pick and choose whose payments get processed and whose do not on this type of basis. View the world as black and white only and you miss the important details.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.