Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 00:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Marco Arment: "Everyone should play by the same rules. A proposal: storage capacities referenced or implied in the names or advertisements for personal computers, tablets, and smartphones should not exceed the amount of space available for end-user installation of third-party applications and data, after enough software has been installed to enable all commonly advertised functionality. With today's OSes, iPads could advertise capacities no larger than 12, 28, 60, and 124 GB and the Surface Pros could be named 23 and 83 GB." Wholly agreed. When I buy a box of 100 staples, I expect it to contain ~100 staples - not 50 because the other 50 are holding the box together.
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RE[5]: Crazy
by ssokolow on Thu 31st Jan 2013 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy"
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Furniture is most often NECESSARY, not wanted. For example, I don't WANT a washer or dryer... they are NECESSARY unless I wish to spend more money and time at a laundromat. I don't want a big dresser, but it's necessary for holding my clothes. I don't want a big OS, but depending on the device, I need it to do the work I need on the device.

Devil's advocate: My family uses a clothesline to save money. We don't even have a dryer.

I still think it's a bad analogy.

Edited 2013-01-31 03:49 UTC

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