Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 23:49 UTC
Apple Now this is interesting. My brand-new MacBook Air 11.6" is at my local Apple retailer because either the SATA part of the logic board or the SSD died mysteriously, and here we have Apple blocking PhotoFast from selling their faster, more spacious replacement drives.
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RE[2]: baseless
by Morgan on Wed 1st Dec 2010 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE: baseless"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Why should they have the benefit of the doubt


I think everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, after all if you automatically assume that a person or a company is always doing evil based on past actions, even if every past action is evil, you're still being illogical. Given that not everything Apple has ever done is evil, and in fact they've got as decent a track record as Microsoft and arguably a better one than Sony, I'd say they well deserve to be seen from both sides.

Of course, I'm going to be labled an Apple fanboy/apologist by some based on that sentiment, just as I have been labeled the same regarding Microsoft and IBM in the past, but that would only serve to further prove my point.

All that said, I'm quite curious to see just how Apple will explain how this is not stifling an open market, or if they indeed will even respond to questions about it. I know that it's a good feeling to be able to replace the just failed DVD burner in my self-assembled computer with a faster, more capable model without restriction. It's one of the many reasons I'll never go exclusively Mac.

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RE[3]: baseless
by Paradigm_Shift on Wed 1st Dec 2010 04:54 in reply to "RE[2]: baseless"
Paradigm_Shift Member since:
2010-12-01

I think everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, after all if you automatically assume that a person or a company is always doing evil based on past actions, even if every past action is evil, you're still being illogical.


Wow! What an amazingly illogical argument. Of course one should NOT have the benefit of the doubt if one is always (or even merely frequently) doing evil (whether screwing its customers or engaging in anti-competitive activity) based on past actions. To give them the benefit of the doubt under those circumstances is wholly unwarranted.

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RE[4]: baseless
by Morgan on Wed 1st Dec 2010 05:00 in reply to "RE[3]: baseless"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Ok fine. So let's say you, Paradigm_Shift, are known about town for being a general douchebag to just about everyone you encounter. Then one day, someone comes along and misinterprets your current actions as being doucheworthy, when in actuality you were doing something neutral or even beneficial to another person. Wouldn't you say you deserve the benefit of the doubt?

To put it another way: Not everything Apple or Microsoft or Sony etc. does is evil and wrong. To automatically assume so is to be quite ignorant, to put it mildly.

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