They have a fix for that... it's called new edition every year, which obsoletes all the
Sounds like (put favorite Apple product name here). The difference is we choose to purchase something like an iPhone/iPad/iPod. The intersection of these two industries is scary. When we reach the point where you need the lastest iWhatEver or an OS upgrade to it that employs the latest encryption in order to use an app to 'rent' the latest text book, I will give up all hope.
At least I will always have my hard copy of Machinery's Handbook (I think it cost ~ $90 USD in 1984).
Spaces?! What Spaces?!
I code in LabVIEW; we don't use no stinking spaces (unless communicating with OLD programming languages).
If a physical disk is not shipped with the product, does this help M$ support the claim that you are purchasing a license to use rather than a product?
While production costs are certainly lower, this may have more to do with changing the marketplace than saving costs. Who benefits the most from the absence of physical media and manuals?
Unless you want to write games for Apple products
Make that "AND no corn syrup". High-fructose corn syrup ON meat is a bit much, even for crazy Amercicans...
In the US, most markets sell only Choice; you need to special order Prime or visit a butcher shop. The restaurant industry consumes most of the Prime cuts, providing better margin because people will pay for the quality when they go out to dinner.
Marbling is the real difference. The Japanese have spent generations breeding and tending to Wagyu cattle that have some of the most tender and marbled beef in the world. Sell a choice steak at the market with a ring of fat that would represent the amount of fat in a Prime cut and the customer would complain that the store was trying to cheat them.
As for range fed; it tastes MUCH better. The difference between a Choice steak of grain fed origin and that of a Prime, range fed cut is like the difference betweem Cheez Whiz and Camembert.
I've been working hard to control the corn derived products in my diet. I prefer range fed meats and products with no high-fructose corn syrup.
Better in quarters...
I know people who administer Linux clusters of PS3s. If these devices get bricked, I'm sure Sony will hear about it...