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Even Apple is Not Without Ethical Problems

Here’s the question, is it ethical for a company (in this case Apple) to sell a product to consumers if they are discontinuing the product (in this case Apple TV) shortly in the future?

Apple TV from their Website

Apple TV from their Website

I purchased an Apple TV on September 6th. To be honest I’ve really liked it so far. I saw an article on Digg today that suggested Apple TV was being dropped.

If I had known the product was going to be dropped from Apple’s product line 24 days after purchasing it I wouldn’t have bought it.

So I went to Apple’s support area, to the discussion for the Apple TV. I made a post asking if anybody knew what was going on with Apple TV. My post was immediately (minutes) removed by Apple!!!!! Talk about censorship.

Email from Apple Discussions

Email from Apple Discussions

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September 28, 2008 Posted by | social media | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Itunes 8 Visualizer is Lame

Itunes 8 Visualizer; I'm bored.

I’m not digging the new Itunes 8 visualizer. Many other bloggers were gushing gooey prose about how great the new visualizer in Itunes 8 is. Let me be the first to say I don’t like it. It was cool for about 10 seconds then got old real fast.

As a matter of fact it looks like a bunch of tiny colored sperm searching for an egg to impregnate.  Not even AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” helps to make any better.

Itunes 8 gives you the option to use the “Itunes Classic Visualizer” but that’s kind of a throwback that isn’t nearly as fun as the visualizer in my recent Itunes software, 7.X whatever it was, before I upgraded to Itunes 8. Perhaps I should use that “Provide Itunes Feedback” link in the Itunes drop down menu… Do you think Apple really cares?

Bring back the 7.x visualizer please.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | social media | , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ve gone MAC and I’m not going back

I’ve had an IPhone for some time and swear it’s the best phone I’ve ever had which eventually lead me down a new path. A couple months ago I was using my HP Windows Vista Dual Core processor with 2 gigs of ram PC at home and life was good. The next evening I turn my PC on and I get a Microsoft error message saying that my copy of Windows Vista was unauthorized. WTF you say? Those were my thoughts exactly. (At least it was a change from the Microsoft blue screen of death.)

Apple IMac

So I call the evil empire help desk. Too bad dude your copy of Windows Vista is out of warranty but you can pay us big bucks to try to talk you through it on the phone. I don’t think so Darth. Other wise you can go to a Micrsoft users help blog. Here try to copy this URL down. I don’t think so Darth.

Anyhow I was so mad the next morning I take my happy ass down the Apple store in Montgomery Mall. Did you know they don’t even have check out counters in a Apple store? It’s like when you turn in a rental car. They have those same scanners and scan your purchase where you are standing, swipe your credit card and print your receipt on the spot. But I digress.

So I buy an IMac just to stick it to the man. The new really cool brushed aluminum ones with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. Needless to say for all you MAC users out there my relationship with my MAC is completely different than what I had with my PC.  Come to think of it I didn’t have a relationship with my PC. Now I kind of feel about my IMac the way I feel about my Trek 1500 road bike; I love it.  It’s like that movie a few years ago where everything was in black and white. Then people started seeing in color.

Even the visualizer in ITunes is much more vibrant than my Windows Vista PC.  I’m computing and surfing the web in color now and won’t be going back to black and white. I didn’t notice or appreciate the differences immediately but now that I’ve been using a MAC for some time now I can’t believe anybody actually puts up with Microsoft’s operating systems. We’ll that’s your problem, I’ve got a IMac.  Anybody need copies of Microsoft software?

Hey maybe Apple will see my blog and ask me to do a commercial for them?

June 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments