Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:39 UTC
Humor The German city of Hamburg will soon be getting one of the biggest Apple Stores in the world. Construction isn't complete yet, and a group of people calling themselves the '.WAV Collective' decided it was time for a practical joke. Posing as construction workers, they planted an interesting logo on the store's facade. In broad daylight. And they videotaped it.
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Because...
by PrimalDK on Tue 7th Jun 2011 06:13 UTC
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...Apple is the biggest (in terms of revenue) tech company in the world, the largest mobile device vendor, and the most keen to keep a monopoly on anything that passes through their hands.

Steve Jobs stole his ideas from Xerox PARC when visiting around 1980, the same kind of practice you've seen from Microsoft: being called innovative, when in fact you're mainly a copycat.

Actually, they should have subtitled it "Microsoft 2.0", since Apple is worse than Microsoft, even more Redmond than Redmond: no open source initiatives, a slew of cease-and-desist notifications, patent trolling, "we invented this" (no you didn't), hypocrisy, and a general arrogance, seemingly forgetting that Apple would have been bankrupt by now, had it not been for the 1 billion dollar investment in the company in the late 90s by...Microsoft.

Apple IS the new Microsoft, and as someone pointed out, it doesn't matter what the name of a company is: once it -- through predatory behavior -- attains the status of "king of the hill", it engages in the same practices as the king it replaces.

Except, in Apple's case, it owns the hardware too...

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