Just look at the reviews on Apple's site, people hate it. Honestly, this is ridiculous. I have an 11-inch Air that has 2 usb, mag-safe, and mini-display port. If they can fit those ports on this machine, how hard can it be on 12-15 inch models? What's the benefit?
You're right about the Plaintalk terminology, and here I thought I could trust Google. It was still a PIA if you happened to have a few dozen Macs that needed headsets, and the cheapos that worked on most PCs didn't work on your Mac. ADC wasn't the Mac's first proprietary video plug, they used the HDI-45 in the 90s. Although not on many models, guess I just got lucky.
...with Apple and interfaces. Until recently, Macs always used proprietary video jacks (google Apple ADC), and before they got rid of the mic jack on Macs they used a proprietary jack/plug called Appletalk, yes the same name as their old network protocol, because why the hell not?
Interesting. I'm on my second Air, and have considered a Surface. But yeah, the Mac just works, pretty much flawlessly. And tethering to an iPhone is stupid-easy. I'll be moving to Android soon, hopefully that won't screw up tethering.
As someone who's occupied a number of dank, crappy offices, my condolences to those who get to report to work in the awesomest building on the planet....then slip beneath the earth's surface to their dank, windowless, crappy offices.
"There's no way for the government to set employee / employer agreements in such a way that everyone benefits. "
"Everyone" isn't supposed to benefit. The low-wage workers who were getting screwed out of their wages benefit. The employers who were screwing them lose. Not everything has be win-win to be worth doing.
I mostly agree with you, but I could see Tesla pretty much hand-building the first run of 3s to make sure they get it right. Unlike most car companies, they won't be under as much pressure to crank out as many as they can as quickly as possible. They can start slow then ramp up as they work out the kinks.