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Comment: Re:Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 415

by jsepeta (#49544839) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Apple stopped being a computer company with the success of the iPod, then iPhone, then iPad. They're a technology devices company whose products are geared at consumers, not a computing company focused on particular industries as they were in the 1990's (publishing, audio, video). Mac sales numbers are a footnote to the money they're printing with iPhones, and the Apple watch is just a fresh way to get their BRAND recognition on the street (since you keep your iPhone in your pocket or your purse). It doesn't matter how many Apple watches sell -- they're just more income for the Apple behemoth.

Comment: Re:Would you kindly cut out the political crap? (Score 1) 298

politics are an important part of the environment but you're correct: attempts to boil this debate down to conservative vs liberal is (figuratively) us eating the red herring. truth of the matter is all politicians seek the backing of wealthy donors / special interest groups including the RIAA, because indie artists who aren't part of corporate rock / corporate greed aren't big political donors. laws will not be made in favor of the people.

You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10^12 to 1. -- Ernest Rutherford