and let it be..
> With regard to 'investors'- fuck off
good luck with that one
> There are plenty of other revenue producing platforms than Apple's scheme. It's ridiculous to buy into the Apple Hype.
plenty? name top three.
made you click..
quite frankly i don't understand what it means for a public company to be "generous". give away investors' money? i dont think so.. thats your and my retirement money.
i'd much rather apple (or anyone else) be successful in creating a revenue-producing platform for artists than be "generous". if that takes a three months wait, well, so be it.
so far from the artist's perspective (who is not Taylor Swift) there is no platform like this.
news flash, its not. it has good parts and bad parts. same as any other language. in some ways its crappy and dumb. in some ways its pretty ingenious.
here's the trick: use the good parts. don't use the bad parts. actually learning the language helps do that.
the alternative is bitching about the hammer that its poor at driving screws. which is basically what you're doing.
thumbs up on the rant though, nicely done.
..never was, never will be.
If we the people want our data safe, we have no choice but to keep ever vigilant about defending against laws that allow the government access to data we don't wish be open.
Thank you Dr Paul.
custodial staff no, but there are plenty of jobs in this space that get outsourced you wouldn't thin are outsourceable. anything from reviewing security footage to internal support helpdesk, sorting through mail (its scanned and then read overseas) etc etc. its pretty crazy how many jobs have been creatively "digitized" this way and outsources.
i like apple as much as the next fanboy but this is not charity or benevolence of these companies, it is free market adjusting to a better cost/value of local workforce compared against consistently rising labor costs in china and india.
we're pretty much at or past the point when a little bit of cost benefit is simply not worth the loss of quality of support.
so.. yes, good development, thank you free market system.
this isn't a solution against advertising, its a solution to forced flash which is a common attack vector for malware.
..floats your boat, go for it. people spend stupider money on "fun".
absent that type of reason, don't bother rationalizing, there's no rational point in buying lottery what-so-ever.
> Being a free market doesn't mean things work optimally
it is, vs the alternatives.
> spectacular success like Steve Jobs
actually Steve Jobs was fired from apple when the board perceived him to be a poor CEO
the point of that LAT article is that because IBM is too big to fail we should care. okay. lets care.
what do you propose we do about hiring the next IBM CEO? what if the CEO you want to hire won't agree to come work for you without the parachute?