Irrelevant. Fact is that Apple released it, to be reported, twisted and all the rest of it. And it's lame marketing because it's now a great joke in its predictability.
161 posts • joined 29 Jan 2010
You're not raining on anybody's parade. First of all your employer, not being Apple, is irrelevant. Secondly just because one party can make a "request" does not mean the recipient of the request has to comply, unless your contract specifies, which is quite unusual in itself. So therefore you'd already know about it and it wouldn't be a big deal because IF an employer specifies this, there must be a compensation package available for people with holidays booked and paid for.
However, above all of this is that Apple and media outlets reporting this nonsense what us to talk, discuss and argue about this very notion. Though if we think about it for more than perhaps 1.5 seconds we realise that this is nothing than a PR stunt. It's what Apple do, it's all about perception and creating hysteria. Which is odd given that apparently it's all and only about the products. Weird how they need (and spend $$$$) on such church like evangelism where if the products are that good they'd sell themselves. Wait for the.... we've run out of stock due to high demand chestnut too... and other such rubbish like they're selling a billion iphone 5s every .6 seconds ... Apple sources confirm.
And this is from an Apple user. Though I am looking to sell my MacBook because I can't be a part of this nonsense any longer.
I love the copy cat syndrome. News alert, everybody copies from each other. Unless Apple's recently announced 'iCloud' is a first? Face Time ? iChat? ...
Apple doesn't have touch capability on OSX, when it's introduced in Lion, I trust you'll be scoffing that they are also copying?
Written from my MacBook Pro. I bought into the laptop, not the church. :p
When will manufacturers listen, a tablet is not an ebook reader, is not a tablet.
E.g. Just because my desktop PC displays ebooks, it doesn't make it an ebook reader. My phone also displays ebooks, but it's still a phone. A tablet is great... but it's a computing device. e-ink on a device like the Kindle is where it's at. It replaces a book, it's by my bed or in my bag when I travel long distances. The battery last at least a month with everyday use. I don't want it to be anything else and nor do I want my tablet to be an ebook reader.
If you try and merge you'll end up with something that isn't a great ebook reader, nor a great tablet.
I also used to be a 'support staff' and it's quite common for the 'official line' to be one thing, but on ground level one actually does try to help the customer face to face otherwise one looks like a dick.
1. why has it taken this long for Apple to issue something?
2. I thought it was totally impossible to get anything untoward on a Mac, regardless of user stupidity? The argument has always used random and meaningless words like "Unix".
Humble Pie doesn't always taste so good huh? That why when I bought my Mac I just bought the product and did not subscribe to the church. I don't like superiority complexes because they are usually short lived, as we are seeing ;o)
money and ethics don't mix... please don't suggest that they are working hard to cure, when really they are working hard to medicate.
Example, why do we constantly hear about obesity drugs, when really, it should be about eating properly and not selling crap processed food. But yet... let's medicate when no medication is needed. ;)
This is just negative propaganda, everyone knows that all Apple devices are magical and never have any problems nor virii. It's impossible. Buy anything Apple and your life is transported to a realm of blissful happiness. Just don't have any illusions about buys media from the nasty "outside".
Pointless stats and pointless article. Despite tablets pretending to be ebook readers, they aren't. These are two different products.
Organisations have realised there's another product that they can make us buy every 5 mins, tablets! First there was computers, this has slowed up and they are lasting longer, mobile phones are going outof date as soon as you buy it, now ... tablets!
My ebook reader replaces a book. I don't ever want it to check email, or do anything else. And I certainly don't want anything other than e-ink. I hope I won't have to replace it as often as I do tablets/netbooks et al. So of course, tablets will outsell them.
What's the surprise? A decade ago they were making us buy computers every six to eight months, now they are doing it with mobile phones, and they think they can do it TVs too... not interested.
Secondly... how many times did you write Europe/Europeans in the article? We don't have to compare everything with "the rest of Europe".
Anyway, sick yer 3D, especially the stupid glasses.
Well he is right isn't he. Apps shouldn't replace the web, or a website. Apple can't mke a device to offer FULL web so they use apps instead and blame Flash. Before Jobs said he didn't like Flash, no fanboi had a problem with it. Now, magically, they all hate it because their leader has told them to hate it. :o)
"grand sitting rooms of America, but a distinct one in more modestly sized European and Japanese..."
Why are you using Europe as a reference point rather than Britain? I mean, you may as well include Russia, China, Argentina et al. Difference being? Europe is not a country even though the media talk about it like it is. Use it, then you must use North America.
you don't read your PC screen for hours you sausage. You look away, you type, you glance here and you glance there. That isn't like reading a book.
I have a scientific experiment called "me" because nobody knows my eyes better than me. e-ink affects my eyes like real paper. i.e. it doesn't. A backlit screen does. That's it .End of story.
Microsoft were actually responding to Apple's little comedy adverts. Remember the ones? The adverts where they were uable to advertise their products without mentioning Microsoft. Oh and also they are so brilliant they went Intel and bent over backwards so we can install Windows on their 'magical' computers.
Seems like Apple have always been the scared ones. ;)