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Comment: Re:Well then ... (Score 1) 561 561

If it's a gratuitous addition specifically to prevent you from doing something that you otherwise could, then they have. For example, if you buy a book and find out the pages have been glued together, that's unreasonable. If you buy a computer and you find out it could run third party software, but the loading system has been disabled, that's unreasonable.

[Emphasis mine.] What's this "you find out" BS? You knew the pages were glued together ahead of time (in a valid analogy) -- if you bought it anyway, you had better not complain. And if you DIDN'T buy it for any reason, including the glued pages, that's called freedom of choice. Stop crying.

Comment: Re:Cue the Slashdot negativity in 3, 2, 1... (Score 1) 617 617

Yeah, because a company that got and maintained its riches only because of its half-baked operating system and word processor is so much like a company that goes out on a limb (over and over again) to invent a new category of consumer device. And then the commentators are somehow surprised when that pays off.

Which one is which again?

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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