The PC revolution offered low cost individual machines for doing work. No sharing, no scheduling, no fixed location.
to access resources of greater power in numbers.
a.k.a what was once called a mainframe.
Thanks for giving another example of what I said.
So, the PC revolution lasted 30 years, and now we're back to where we were in 1983.
The first thing about having a productive conversation is to listen.
You learn more when you're not talking than when you are talking.
...China's biggest e-retailer, totaled more than $3.1 billion, doubling the $1.5 billion spent by U.S. consumers on Cyber Monday in 2012.
How many people live in China? How many people live in the US?
A more valid comparison would be the amount of money spent per person, that removes the bias of large-populations.
Now the software package has become the app, and is priced very cheaply.
The resulting high-volume, low-cost business model produces an audience for the app that gives ad hoc reviews via social media and other word of mouth communications.
Given the number of happily-satisfied Apple users (is there any other kind of Apple user), maybe the number of anti-Apple stories published should be zero.
I, for one, applaud Apple's efforts to keep the Apple support forums all singing praises for Apple and its products. When I visit those forums, I do not want to see critique of Apple and its products. I want my visit to be positive and cheerful.
I am so happy that Apple is providing such a wholesome environment for me to visit and discuss Apple's products.
Unreasonable rejection is what turns people off.
Unless and until WikiPedia resolves the problem with moderators, participation will continue to decline.
No one wants to deal with the Nurse Ratched moderators who seem to hover over certain topics, punishing those who want to contribute.
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."