I agree completely, and I think Git is more genius than Linux. Git has thoroughly destroyed all competing source code management tools. Microsoft even offers to install Git along with Visual Studio. Git is the shit.
I bought my first and only Epson printer 14 years ago. The ink cartridge had a chip which killed it prematurely. I swore never to buy another Epson printer again, and now I use laser mono printers. I'm skeptical they would change their evil ways.
If Netflix felt their employees were more average, they may fear abuse....Also notice that Netflix employees in distribution centers don't get this benefit. Only their most valuable and skilled employees qualify.
These poor people they fear will "abuse" maternity leave are already used to getting only 4 weeks leave and going right back to work. They simply cannot afford not working for an extended period. People in higher paid jobs already get more maternity leave, and are allotted more sick leave which they can use for maternity leave. This fear of a woman repeatedly having babies to avoid work is irrational. I think a lot of people responding here are assuming Netflix is giving them full salary for a year.
Ahh, brushed aluminum laptops. Copying Macs is such a waste of tiem and effort. Almost everybody does this badly. I'm amazed that no one bothers to copy the older, popular Thinkpads, which are no longer available new.