[OT] Apple at it again

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 12:47:28 EST 2011


On 02/16/2011 07:37 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> If vendors do not like the deal, they don't have to sign the contract. If users do not like Apple practices, they can avoid buying the product. Isn't free enterprise grand? We can vote with our wallets! What will NOT by ANY means change one daggum thing however, is bashing Apple on a list no one outside of us reads. And frankly, the assumption that a corporation owes any consideration to anyone who buys nothing from them seems rather totalitarian in it's own right. Don't you think?
>
> Just my 2¢.
>
> The Devil's (erm I mean Steve Jobs') Advocate

Well; as I am the owner of 3 Macs in regular use; another 6 in my attic 
in Scotland, another 3 under
the stairs in my house in Scotland, and have "blown up" another 3, I 
feel I have some sort of
say as somebody who DOES buy their products! [Ooh; almost forgot, the 
grey trackball, greyscale laptop
I take with me to fool around with Hypercard on long train and plane 
journeys].

Now; come the summer, I will have to find the money for at least 2 more 
computers, and in all
probability they will be Macs. However, probability is a fickle thing . . .

Now, in the great scheme of things my opinion is probably not wirth all 
that much; but, just as Apple
is entitled to "strut their funky stuff", so am I.
>
> On Feb 16, 2011, at 9:27 AM, Richmond wrote:
>
>> Well . . .
>>
>> Either APPLE are slow learners and they don't realise how this sort of
>> move followed by a retraction makes them look unstable from a policy
>> point of view.
>>
>> Or . . .
>>
>> APPLE knows very well what it is playing at; attracting our attention
>> and then appearing to give way when that is what it intended to do all
>> along.
>>
>> Whatever; I, for one, have 2 manipulative kids of my own, and teach another
>> however many; and have really got past taking these antics terribly seriously;
>> knowing, that rather like 99% of University students who start posing around with
>> their "anarchy", "communism" and so on, they will all end up toeing the thin, fairly boring
>> line when they find that food both in the fridge and the stomach is not a bad thing.
>>
>> Steve Jobs (for all his Veganism) and all of his employees all need to eat.
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