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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1, Insightful) 277

Yeah, maybe it's time to shut Apple down and give the money back to the shareholders. [with pointer to sarcasm reference]

You misunderstood what I said. When a company is at its peak, most think it will continue to perform at the same level. In Apple's case, that means very significant growth per year, a growth rate that is very unlikely for Apple to maintain. Apple's "market-changing" products seem to be fewer and farther in-between of late.

In May 2003, Apple's stock was around 8, it recently peaked at nearly 100 times that price.

Do you really think that Apple's stock price will increase another 100-fold over the next ten years? Do you really think that Apple can maintain the same growth rate over the next ten years?

Hence my comment that Apple's best days are behind it.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 0, Troll) 277

Apple used to be a lot more reticent regarding future products. The fact that Mr. Cook is talking/hinting about future products is confirmation that Apple knows its best days are behind it. Mr. Cook is trying, unsuccessfully it appears, to regenerate the buzz around Apple.

Comment Entertaining (Score 0) 239

...Mr. McAfee provided some extraordinarily entertaining and frank answers...

Entertaining? Yes, in a watching a train wreck type of manner.

Frank? Unknown. It is difficult to ascertain the truthiness of his answers.

But my original question still stands, why is everyone wasting so much time on this person?

Comment How does this affect me *now*? (Score 1) 134

What benefit does this give to me now, at this moment? Probably little if any.

On the other hand, it would be really nice if the Firefox developers fixed their proxy issues, and fixed the javascript engine choking on sites.

The problem with the testerone-induced rapid development cycle is that it apparently leads to a lot of bravado (we're better than Chrome") and little ongoing maintenance of browsing issues.

Comment Quick turn-around development (Score 0) 75

Since Mozilla has embaked upon the quick-turnaround development cycle for FireFox, the browser has become less and less useful for my needs.

More and more websites have stopped working properly.

More and more plug-ins have stopped working.

Since version 18, http proxying has become very problematic, to the point that it is no longer a working function of Firefox.

So I will ask a question that I have asked previously, what is the benefit to me of the accelerated Firefox development cycle if there are more problems introduced than resolved?

Comment Apple has a problem... (Score 0) 162

It appears that their current software strategy requires Apple Engineers to hand-hold developers at the developer conferences. While this is great for those who are able to buy tickets for the developer conferences, it scales poorly.

For anyone who depends upon Apple for monetary gain (stockholders, developers, etc.), the inability of Apple to properly accommodate the developers who want or need to attend the developer conferences should be a major red flag.

Comment Re:Simple solution... (Score 1) 110

...That's not enough. What will happen is that every company and their brother will require carte blanch opt in in order to do any transaction with them. ...

Thanks. Good point.

It reminds me of the clauses in many current consumer "agreements" that force the consumer to [typically corporate-friendly and anti-consumer] binding arbitration and force the consume to give up the right to legal process.

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