As an analogous situation, imagine if the creation of (text)books was originally patented. The patent holder would then be able to ensure that any textbooks whose contents disagreed with him do not get published simply by denying a licence to the publisher for that book.
I really don't see how textbooks could be much more expensive or difficult to obtain than they already are.
to even less 'classroom discipline' [kids actually paying attention to the teacher], to the biggest one, chiefly even less social interaction between kids.
Sure, some kids can successfully learn this way, but not a lot.
Isn't most "classroom discipline" quashing all attempts at social interaction? You raise some odd concerns.
Even their e-paper based Kindles are pretty locked down (my wife has one) and it's relatively awkward to do anything other than buy stuff from Amazon with it.
It's still easier and more pleasant to read on e-ink than LCD.
A gigantic set of the population is no longer even used to the concept of wearing a watch, because they have their phone. This device doesn't replace their phone. What exactly is the reason to have this as well, as opposed to pulling your phone out of your pocket?
The phone is big and needs to be unlocked to view texts/emails. I started wearing a watch again after 10 years without because I got tired of pulling my (dumb) phone out of my pocket. It's also a way for people who wish to be seen using Apple products to be seen using Apple products.
For my part, I would love to learn bash, but my job doesn't really involve any *nix. PS came easy because I already needed a better way to work in Windows.
You must ask yourself honestly : Why is it, when faced with stories like this, is your first instinct to claim that the woman lied or made it up?
Because they identify with her tormentors.
Evolve, people. At least keep the trolling to a respectable severity.
try again. not an example. it's barely a real fallacy anyway.
No real fallacy would be caught dead in that argument.
Selling bitcoin mining rigs is a guaranteed profit.
...assuming a guaranteed buyer.
I own my scripted 'products' and I reap the full benefits of them.
Not everyone has such a short attention span that they need jangley noise to keep them from moving to another web site.
Because I'm assuming actual audio from the video, if it were recorded, would be useless for PR purposes? Just turn off your sound if the music bothers you.