First off, the professional grade photo cameras which use Compact Flash/CFast or QXD aren't going to be a huge portion of the market. In fact, I doubt that that most people know of their existence. Journalists often send the Jpegs from their cameras to their phones (using WI-Fi adaptors in their camera SD slots) so it's not like Apple's doing them any favours.
SD is fine and great for large transfers so you don't have to congest your WiFi. This explanation that there are a lot of options 'creating confusion' is a non-explanation. Basically they cheaped out.
While I do like the idea of being able to power the laptop from any port, I think an intermediate step was needed. When wireless charging at a distance is here is the time to get rid of MagSafe not before. Parents who have kids running around absolutely love it!
With respect to the RAM, I see both sides of it. They wanted to get overdue machines out the door and with the processor chosen, they got limited to 16 Gigs however since the machines are marked 'Pro' and not consumer, I was expecting one with expandable memory slots. 'Cause that's what pros do. Gluing everything down and soldering the RAM simplifies the engineering no end and makes your machine slimmer but it also makes the machine a disposable one piece unit that is neither reparable or expandable.
As for the price -- I'll be giving it a big pass and hoping they bring back the Mac tower.
The biggest change to labour -- probably -- has been the early 20th century creation of the tractor and its attendant grain handling machines to agriculture. It wiped out the largest employee type in the world - agricultural labour. Of course there are plenty of people picking produce today but it's a fraction of the population compared to our grandparents' era.
That mines have become automated with pneumatic diggers happened in a generation ago and those of us who are old enough to remember the miner's strikes of the 1970s and 1980s watched entire communities vanish from the map. (Watch the film Brassed Off as an example with the amazing Pete Posthewait.) That digitization and robotics have now matured enough to finish the job is really an end game, not anything new.
I was up north when GPSs came in and guides were an ancient and honoured profession that got wiped out in ten years at the lumber camps.
Very similar to vapirators in most respects.
I guess you don't do video.
With PCI slots room for multiple video cards and several hard drive bays. You know, a proper workstation.
Ditch the grand experiment of the trash can Mac and give me a new workstation-class case.
The Aviator or something. He was stopped by The Flash when trying to fly a remote controlled plane full of dynamite into Central City Hal.
Yahoo never recovered from Google. (Who has?) This makes all of their side bets into creating a social media network out of Flickr, Tumblr starting with their purchase of EGroups ten or more years ago so interesting. They had enough stuff to make a critical mass of a social media platform but never had the vision to unify those disparate products into one single space.
My guess is that there were a layer of vice presidents who each wanted to keep their own fifedoms and years of low level resistance prevented the 'Okay, let's turn this all into a single experience for the user'. They had a broad demographic spread over their different products but failed to reach ignition.
They're doing business in a few dozen countries. That means dealing with communications regulatory and tax collection agencies in all those places. With hundreds of millions of users, keeping all of those plates spinning does take a certain amount of work.
I'm very sorry you did not take security into account to the degree that you should have, and probably did no QA, but the facts are you have to in order to establish the credibility of your system and its data. Everyone else has to.
I am thinking of that recent Twitter AI that turned into a bigot in less than a day because -- lo and behold -- GIGO. If the output must be that all films must look like the demographic national survey rather than how people tend to cluster, you could end up with no end of weird conclusions and data skews. For example, a film with a minority person in a wheel chair in a leadership role may skew the data more than a gay man. Moreover, let us say for instance, the first film is crap and the second one is good, but because he's beaten up as the film's about gay bashing, then might the latter score worse because he's a portrayed as a victim?
"Paul Lynde to block..." -- a contestant on "Hollywood Squares"