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Comment Doubt it (Score 3, Insightful) 189

Apple has done fine on the OSX side with less than 10% share for more than a decade now. Yes, there are many more apps for Windows than OSX, yet their share has been remarkably consistent.

Apple devices are marketed towards a niche segment that is outside of the commodity (Windows/Android) markets. They enjoy *much* higher profit margins than any Android phone maker. Apple users, being more affluent group, are also more likely to pay for apps in the market, which keeps developers attracted to the platform.

To paraphrase Voltaire, If Apple did not exist, it would necessary for the market to create one.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

Yes. The Volt is technically a "hybrid", but unlike every other plugin hybrid, it runs as a 100% electric car with no assist needed from the engine while the battery is charged. It's a good bridge to the future until the obvious problem of charging time and access are solved.

Comment Re:By Hack it, they mean work for 2 bucks an hour. (Score 5, Insightful) 472

Please stop shilling for billionaires.

The United States has a higher GDP per-capita than it did during the time the boomers came up. There is *plenty* of wealth to go around. What has changed is the distribution of that wealth.

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