The point is, apple's profit isn't actual quality - it's just a surcharge for people dumb enough to buy
At this point there are quite a few counterexamples out there - Apple users who are clearly not dumb, nor suckers, nor computer-illiterate.
Seriously dude, it's time to let it go.
1. The OS and online infrastructure costs $0?
2. Selling a product at a profit equates to "premium" now?
Second. The article makes it sound like the guy discovered the Mandelbrot set hiding in the tube map.
Nope, not new; I just never felt the need as pressingly as I do right now.
Make some concrete, testable predictions - say, market share, profit share, stock-price or something of that nature - and I'll see you on 8th Feb 2013.
"from the greed-begets-greed dept."?
Is there a way to block stories by editor?
Was the magnetic write head ever the main bottleneck?
Maybe not the 'main' bottleneck, but it depends on the application, no? Seems to me there are at least a few firehose situations where you can never have enough write bandwidth (say, uncompressed video-capture).
Maybe normal workloads on normal filesystems wouldn't see much improvement, but I bet you could find ways to capitalise on the extra bandwidth and space. Log-structured filesystems spring to mind for one.
Reading some of the papers, it is clear that the data is being selectively interpreted to yield a desired conclusion. This is yet another case of continued government funding depending on making progress in proving a particular result, in this case, the existence of the Higgs particle.
Reading your post, it is clear that the article is being selectively interpreted to yield a contentious opinion. This is yet another case of trolling.
The first step to a solution is always a robust solutioneering methodology.
The guy wrote emacs and gcc and created GNU against all odds out of pure bloody-minded stubbornness. You really think he deserves to be ridiculed for whatever social weirdness you wankers ascribe to him?
Like, when the f**k did Slashdot become "News for Jocks"?
How about taking a little more pride in what you choose to show to the 8 bajillion people who hit your front-page every day?
TFA repeatedly mentions WiFi.
IIRC, the iPhone only enables wifi at all when you're actively using the phone - when it's sat in your pocket, wifi is off. Which would put a bit of a dent in that 54% figure.
Why can't a helicopter thrust upwards?