I commend Apple for saying in public "we were wrong".
'Since our analysis controlled for age, the reason they score well is not simply that they have a lot of young people,' says Sternberg. 'Instead, our analysis seems to show that users living in university communities tend to perform better than users of the same age in other locations.'"
Since the groups were self selected, ie. they decided to participate, maybe people living in college towns have more time or are more interested in playing.
Yet in terms of economics, there’s something very wrong with this picture. Generally the demand for easy money outstrips supply. Is cybercrime an exception? If getting rich were as simple as downloading and running software, wouldn’t more people do it, and thus drive down returns?
We have examined cybercrime from an economics standpoint and found a story at odds with the conventional wisdom. A few criminals do well, but cybercrime is a relentless, low-profit struggle for the majority."
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For those that don't want to read the article and disclamers...
Then if it is that easy, I assume you will be posting a billion a week profit soon.
And the moment you did this and reduced profit at all you would be sued by stock holders and fired by the board.
And as CEO of Apple what would you do differently?
How about if you only got paid for 50% of the hours you worked. Whats the big deal! Didn't you ever make any money for your work?
I don't see that "recognition" is achieved beyond being able to tell that touches were made and were "different" from each other - what those differences were was not demonstrated.
Buy a used iPod Touch (under $100 USD) and wire it to charge off of the scooters battery, then you can use "Find My iPod" service if the scooter is ever stolen.
Just hide the iPod someplace it is not likely to be found right away.
The End Of The World As We Know It!
I think the government should close down Apple and distribute it's resources to all the Geeks on Slashdot which are trying to protect those poor Apple customers from themselves.
It's all in how you play with the numbers