Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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RE: Martin Hedberg
by jared_wilkes on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:06 UTC in reply to "Martin Hedberg"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Your pointing to idiotic propaganda about the iPod from 10 years ago? This is your best argument for the Evil of Apple? When 75% of the market has copied Apple's hardware by having "sealed" batteries in the decade since? This is getting laughable.

Defining "banning" as "Obstacles against more value adding services" is making language meaningless.

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Martin Hedberg
by mhcreativeforum on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:33 in reply to "RE: Martin Hedberg"
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2013-04-14

The "old" clip clearly illustrates a recurring trend in Apples culture. It shows that they gladly abuse their power over their customers, if it gives a profit and they think they can get away with it.

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RE: Martin Hedberg
by jared_wilkes on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:36 in reply to "Martin Hedberg"
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2011-04-25

No, it shows that morons will cling to propaganda for a decade even when it's wrong because they're only capable of believing what they want to believe:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neistat_Brothers

"The film was posted to the Internet on November 20, 2003 and within six weeks was viewed over a million times. The film quickly attracted media attention and the controversy was covered worldwide by over 130 sources including The Washington Post, Rolling Stone Magazine, Fox News, CBS News, and BBC News. The film was praised as "wonderfully renegade" by the Washington Post.[3]

Apple officially announced a battery replacement policy on November 14, 2003[4] and also announced an extended iPod warranty program on November 21.[5] The Washington Post incorrectly stated that both programs were announced "days after" the movie became public.[3] Fox News set the date of the policy change at "two weeks" after the posting of the clip and Neil Cavuto called it a "David and Goliath story" on Fox News Your World. Apple spokeswoman Natalie Sequeira denied any connection between the film and the new policy, stating the policy revision had been in the works for months before the film was released.[3]"

Edited 2013-04-14 18:46 UTC

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