Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE: Emperor Palpatine
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:21 UTC in reply to "Emperor Palpatine"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:30 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

Strawman again.

I said they're the center of your life.
Like the kitchen used to be? You know? When people had families and ate food, and lived under roofs and bathed?
Oh, wait...


...
Well, you're just gibbering!!! Why should I bother saying anything on topic!!??
*end moltar-on-natural-gas impression*

You just don't understand any of this.
You buy products that have a notice on the box that tells you that inside the box is a contract, and if you open the box, you agree to the contract in the box.
I think that level of logic-fail should preclude you from breeding...

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RE[3]: Emperor Palpatine
by henderson101 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

"Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

Strawman again.
"

No, no it's not. "Staw man" implies the statement is intentionally misleading the argument by altering the parameters. However, Steve Jobs exact response to your style of hysteria is along the lines of "We make products. We like them. You might not. Buy them if you want. If not, buy something else." Jobs *openly* tells people not to buy Apple products when same people criticise them. His attitude is very much the exact position that the poster mentions. This is the company line. Not every employee might share it, but this is the company "ideal", if you like. As a Apple hater, you don't have to agree, you don't have to like it - but they are the facts.

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:42 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

I just wanted to break this sentence down, just for fun.

Steve Jobs runs a company,"
Was this meant to be a sentence of its own? You didn't capitalise the next word, so I can only assume that you just don't know where one thought ends and the next begins. ...but we already knew that, didn't we?

you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

I am free to purchase and use his company's products or I am not free to purchase and use his company's products?
Are you saying I'm not free to just purchase them or just use them, that it has be all or nothing?


Also, it's not his company. It's the company of which he is the CEO. It's publicly traded.

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