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How Many Laws Did Apple Break?
MondayNote ^ | February 8, 2015 | by Jean-Louis Gassée

Posted on 02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST by Swordmaker

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1 posted on 02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST by Swordmaker
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Depends on how many new “laws” the administration has just cooked up that now show Apple “broke the law”.

Make some new laws to make Apple a lawbreaker.

They’re gunning for their overseas assets. Them and a lot of other companies.


3 posted on 02/09/2015 8:23:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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I see they are not discussing govt laws. My bad. What I said though, off-topic, is true.


5 posted on 02/09/2015 8:28:20 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
How many Economic Laws did Apple Break in this last quarter? Four according to Jean-Louis Gassée — PING!


Apple a Law Breaker Ping?

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

6 posted on 02/09/2015 8:38:59 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users contnue...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I see they are not discussing govt laws. My bad. What I said though, off-topic, is true.

Yes, it is. They tried to accuse Apple of Tax evasion in 2013. . . and even hauled them before the Senate claiming they paid no US Income taxes in 2012. Only it turned out they had actually paid more US Income taxes than any other corporation and 1 out of every 40 dollars every business paid in taxes in 2012 had been paid by Apple.

7 posted on 02/09/2015 8:41:51 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users contnue...)
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We don’t know...

Obama’s not through outlawing free enterprise yet.

With all of the FCC’s new fascist restrictions via “net neutrality”, we can expect apps, content, and software development to be strangled.


8 posted on 02/09/2015 8:42:41 PM PST by G Larry (Obama may not be "THE" Antichrist, but he is certainly America's Antichrist.)
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By Jean-Louis Gassée.

Seriously? The guy who just about killed Apple? Smacks of sour grapes.

Gassée is up there in the pantheon of Great Apple CEOS including Sculley and Amelio. That trio is the reason we dumped our Apple stock at 16 to salvage something.


9 posted on 02/09/2015 8:45:27 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.)
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They’re talking about economic and business theory ... the “theoretical laws” regarding that ... :-) ...


10 posted on 02/09/2015 8:48:16 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Hi Sword!!

Interesting article. Apple has been the exception to the rule throughout its life. It is founded on different philosophical principles, but plays according to the same economic principles, as all other companies.

But those philosophical principles make for decisions that are unexpected in "traditional" business "laws".

I can't understand why people are surprised that a business that exists for the high- and mid-high end consumer market isn't ruled by the "laws" that were developed to explain the commodity market. Big "D-uh"!!

meanwhile, what were comments #2 and #4? Some nasty troll? or dupe posts?

11 posted on 02/09/2015 8:49:01 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

No, it’s not sour grapes, but “praise” of Apple.


12 posted on 02/09/2015 8:49:46 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dayglored

From past experience on these Apple threads, my money is on it being a troll ... :-) ...


13 posted on 02/09/2015 8:51:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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> From past experience on these Apple threads, my money is on it being a troll ... :-) ...

Yeah, sadly that's probably the case. If so, I'm glad to see the Mod took them out. Too often the trolls and Apple haters get to trash the Apple threads with impunity.

I appreciate Swordmaker's resolve in continuing to bring these matters to our attention. As our economy continues to suffer under the oppressive, failed thumb of Obummer's criminal administration, it's instructive to see how an American company manages to thrive.

It's a lesson I wish more American businesses would take to heart. We have a hard enough time turning this Great Nation around; we could use the help of more successful American businesses.

14 posted on 02/09/2015 8:57:23 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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For sure, Apple is a shining example.


15 posted on 02/09/2015 9:02:10 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dayglored

Oh, #2 was my ping in which I made a humorous (I thought) comment about who might come running to this thread and what they might say. . . it was not appreciated by someone and the Admin Moderator agreed and sent it to Freeper Neverneverland. So I posted a more Caspar Milquetoast ping. . . #4 probably proved me correct.


16 posted on 02/09/2015 9:04:37 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users contnue...)
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To: dayglored
Yeah, sadly that's probably the case. If so, I'm glad to see the Mod took them out. Too often the trolls and Apple haters get to trash the Apple threads with impunity.

Funny you pointed it out. I knew one of the FUD Packers had to be Gruber.

John Gruber offers a reasoned retort to the professor, but it probably won’t sway the likes of Joe Wilcox, a Sampere defender who writes: Atop the pinnacle of success, Apple stands at the precipice of failure.
17 posted on 02/09/2015 9:18:53 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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Don’t worry Sword. The FUD Packers will be here. Moths to a flame type of thing.


18 posted on 02/09/2015 9:20:32 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Swordmaker
LOL. Okay, I can see that... :)

Well, we needn't hyper-anticipate the predictable barrage from the trolls and haters. They are who they are, they'll be who they'll be. They're easy enough to ignore, and they usually eventually give up.

Anyway, thanks for posting this. I've always thought a lot of Jean-Louis Gassée, as the guy that brought BeOS to existence. There are days when I wonder what OS-X would have been like if BeOS had been chosen as the undercarriage instead of NeXTSTEP. I played with BeOS years ago, it was pretty neat.

BTW, what is it about the letter "e" that makes companies lower-case or subscript it:

BeOS
NeXTSTEP
Intel
Are we looking at the fingerprints of the Illuminati or something here?
19 posted on 02/09/2015 9:21:02 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: PA Engineer
> Moths to a flame type of thing.

If only they would incinerate themselves in the process... Maybe we could convince them of a glorious life-after-flame-out :)

20 posted on 02/09/2015 9:27:06 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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