It's time to play the classic game of: Name that Party.
Derbyshire has been fired from his position at the conservative National Review magazine (the offending article appeared in a different publication called Taki's Magazine).
U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are named as senders in the letter
Oh, of course.
Actual sales numbers are rather more useful than customers' desires as a way of measuring market share.
Huh? Whether Apple is the "most wanted brand" of smartphones or not is the point of contention here. Sales numbers being useful for measuring of market share is neither here nor there.
Given the data, it doesn't appear that Apple is even close to the "most wanted" brand of smartphone, let alone phones in general.
Apples status = Told.
Instead of inferring customer's desire from current market share numbers, wouldn't it be more accurate to survey them directly about which smartphone they would want to buy? And somebody helpfully did:
Apple Inc.'s iPhone is the most desired device among users shopping for smartphones, beating the BlackBerry and Google Inc.'s Android as consumers prepare for the holiday season, according to Nielsen Co.
In a survey of U.S. shoppers looking for a smartphone, 30 percent said they wanted to buy an iPhone, according to a Nielsen survey from August through October. Phones running Google's Android software placed second with 28 percent.
Apples status = Real.
Do Americans know that no one else in the world does this? Not in Europe, not in Asia. They sell you the service and you use it how you want.
I'm surprised sophisticated cosmopolitan such as yourself are not aware of Japan not even allowing tethering on iPhone (or iPad) and throttling uplink at 64kbps while promoting 1.4Mbps uplink.
Even then, "Windows" is more of a creative name than "Window System." If they had called it "Window System" and tried to trademark that, they'd have a smaller chance of getting it.
Even then, "App Store" is more of a creative name than "Application Store." If they had called it "Application Store" and tried to trademark that, they'd have a smaller chance of getting it.
Google Voice still isn't on iPhone.
Then what's this?
And, finally, how many are dead now due to violence from the left?
Hopefully Giffords and others wounded will all make a successful recovery and it won't grow anymore than six.
Yes, hot-heads are everywhere, this is why the leaders should be very careful with words and discourage this instincts. Instead it seems that Palin caters to the worst impulses and gives these guys the idea that she would applaud violence. I do not find a similar behavior in the democratic party, do you?
I am questioning the leaders' behavior. Inciting the mobs is not ethical. Maybe they are careful with rhetorics and could claim that they never said "she/he should be dead" directly, but this is the message they pass to the followers.
Yeah their presidential candidate applauds violence by saying thing like "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun". Their House candidate incite the mobs by running a campaign ad with his opponent in a crosshair. And most horrifyingly, they make US maps marked with "targets" for their followers to shoot up.
I would have to concede that it would be difficult for me to find Democrats doing similar stuff... oh wait.
Criticizing the government, protesting and even hating is not a problem. Violence and incitement to violence is the problem. I do not know a poster similar to the crosshair one against Bush. Surely not endorsed by a democrat governor (or VP candidate!). Nothing like this either: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2011/1/8/13371/41091/21#c21
Yes, when left protested against Bush it was all very peaceful and civilized.