But the company would do much better I think on a whole if they go rid of Jobs. His moronic ideas of company doctrine will eventually kill the company. Anyone for a vote of no confidence?
Let me check Apple stock price and get back to you.
Sludge had been a problem in some engines in the early to mid 2000s, but it is not widespread.
Hybrid batteries have been very reliable, have a 100,000 mile warranty--and very few have been replaced even after that period. Those few that have failed prematurely have been replaced at no cost to the consumer. What more do you want?
And the out-of-control thing (which as not even on the radar when i was researching last summer) is still not sorted out, which is why this discussion is even here.
I own a 2010 Prius, and have for 8 months.
It will shift into neutral at any speed, like any other car out there. You need to hold the shift paddle in the neutral position for a few seconds, no longer than it takes to maneuver a mechanical column shifter into the neutral notch. The delay is a feature, not a bug...it keeps you from inadvertently shifting, just like the need to pull the lever on a column shifter toward you in order to shift it.
And furthermore, shifting into neutral at highway speed will NOT destroy the engine. If it could, then the standard manual transmission could not exist.
Actually, Apple DID grab a very related trademark: the iCal name was already in use for some time by another software calendar maker, Brown Bear software. The Brown Bear software site now explicitly states http://www.brownbearsw.com/ical/icalfaq.html that Apple is using the iCal mark by license, and brownbear is still selling their own product with the iCal name. All without benefit of any headline lawsuit that I ever saw.
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