I see it more as an expensive laptop only usable by right handed people
I like my trackpad in the middle, as I like to easily use either hand to control it.
That's his question? That has to be one of the most meaningless, retarded questions I've heard (this week). What do these people get paid to do?
Wow... now that you mention it... no. We haven't thought about safety at all nor were we planning to during the design and construction... maybe we should push this out to 2020. We'll hire a guy to think about safety. I'm so glad you brought this up. I can't even begin to imagine the disaster this could have been us not thinking about safety. Wow, thanks so much.
I don't see how Jobs doesn't just gag or burst out into maniacal laughter during the session.
I have done dual monitor setups before. I liked it, but did not find it something I would consider necessary
Part of the problem is that old versions of Windows (i.e. pre-7) have been atrocious at handling multiple windows in general. OS X makes this much easier with its expose' feature and then the standard virtual desktop feature that pretty much every operating system supports. Another nice feature IMO would be adding a hot key to switch the current window to an alternate transparency level. e.g. Have a configurable secondary transparency setting like 15% and a hot key would bring the window in focus to that transparency level.
As far as side by side comparisons, most things that benefit heavily from that include a dual pane view. e.g. File Merge on the mac.
So, I do not really see why it would be a necessity for anyone to have a second monitor. I would think a large wide screen monitor + proper software would be fine.
Of course it could be that two smaller monitors are cheaper than a single large one. I do not really know offhand. Also, I do not see why someone would make such a fuss over this as to take the monitor from an employee. That is some pretty extreme cost cutting IMO.
Meh... You get PBS which is really way more interesting than Discovery/History/Science channels have been in ages IMO.
I wouldn't say there's an equivalent experience ATM if you ditch cable unless you're willing to break copyright laws. That being said, I get along just fine with my Roku + Netflix + Plex on my mini. The Roku is mainly for renting movies on Amazon, since iTunes doesn't seem to offer every movie that's available in HD in HD on your non-iPad/AppleTV device which is pretty lame. I was doing a good amount of iTune rentals until I got my mini and noticed most of the stuff was not available in HD on it. Amazon gets my business now. Oh well.
Using the mini as a media center with Plex, I get the Daily Show, Colbert Report, South Park, Khan Academy, NPR, CBS shows, PBS (good documentaries), and a crap ton of other things for free. You can also use it for Netflix (but it doesn't do HD, so I use the Roku for that), Amazon (if you're willing to fiddle with the plugin), and Hulu.
For shows I like on HBO and Showtime (Dexter, True Blood, Hung, etc) I have to download them via torrents to watch them during the current season. Most of the time I just buy the seasons later on iTunes or DVD to say I spent money on them, but I only keep the torrent downloads for watching because the quality is better and there's no DRM. iTunes was doing "season pass" for some shows, and I gladly paid for that. I was only watching two shows at a time then anyway. But since the only way to watch shows as they come on anymore is to shell out for cable service or pirate, well, the choice is easy for me. I find paying a large sum of money every month when I only enjoy maybe 5% of what I get for it annoying.
A few notes
- I've heard artists get more of the money you spend on iTunes than Amazon (from Collide)
- Many would argue that Apple's encoding is higher quality than the MP3 you get from Amazon
- The interface in iTunes is better than Amazon's web interface which is not consistent.
- If you use iTunes, buying from iTunes is more convenient.
- In case someone isn't aware, there is no DRM on iTunes music anymore.
Why am I dumb to not use Amazon?