quote: Tens of millions of people and thousands of businesses around the world do? I wouldn't call myself a big fan of RIM, however, it is absolutely essential we have as much competition in Mobile OS'es as humanly possible to stop a possible duopoly from Google and Apple. This would stifle innovation very badly and would result in less options for consumers, higher prices, and so on. There is no reason why RIM shouldn't be able to develop a solid QNX eco-system between its new tablets and new phones and then proceed to license it out as well. I've personally seen some of the programming from this new tech and it is highly advanced and should provide a pretty impressive eco-system. It's never too late to introduce new ground-breaking technology. I think this will pit RIM against the big boys if they do it right and don't mess up the marketing. Hopefully with the recent shake-ups at RIM headquarters, we can see some decent improvement.
quote: Exactly, what would the purpose of "choice" be if there wasn't any choice? It's like McDonalds and Burger King, there appears to be choice, but it's not really a choice. Together, they control the entire fast-food burger sector and by a long shot. I don't want to see any Mobile Tech company fail and the same thing happen to Mobile OS'es, I like having different phones and unique experiences.
quote: In tech, as in politics, it's self-destructive to blindly pick one company and loyally follow it. Competition is the seed of greatness, and you should evaluate each offering's merits with fresh eyes, to the best of your ability.
quote: Mick, your commentary of late has been so two-faced, even I am taken aback. You are the ultimate hypocrite. You routinely abuse your position as DT "reporter" to flagrantly slam any corporation you personally dislike, and defend those you do (read: your beloved Google / Android). And yet you have the balls / arrogance / stupidity to sit there and offer us the benefit of your infinite wisdom, cautioning others against exhibiting undue bias or favoritism.
quote: The President's support of Google also raises some eyebrows given Google's clever use of the "Double Irish" and "Dutch Sandwich" (legal) tax evasion strategies, funneling money through Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda, courtesy of federal loopholes, to avoid paying federal income taxes on its profits. These strategies reportedly saved Google $1B USD in 2011 and cut the company's effective tax rate to 18.8 percent, far less than the standard 35-40 most small businesses pay on earnings.Google officially raised almost a million dollars for the President's election bid.
quote: I really could not give a damn about your personal preferences, but I DO take SERIOUS exception to your two-faced, juvenile, slanderous, biased, misleading, sensationalistic and self-aggrandizing reporting.You are the ultimate turd
quote: I take issue with your poorly written pro-Apple trolling and uninformed vehemence.
quote: You are either underinformed or just plain dumb... From my most recent piece on Obama's Google+ chat:
quote: You see, Mick, you should not care what my personal preferences are, nor should I care about yours. What I DO care about is responsible, fair-minded, even-handed journalism. This is the point that is continually lost on you. I do not care that you adore your Android; I DO care that it grossly influences your writing style the result of which is that you take every opportunity to recklessly distort and slander those corporations you feel are at odds with your beloved Google. Get it? The fact that you then lecture your dear readers on the merits of remaining unbaised and open-minded is rich beyond belief.
quote: I don't see any of that in Mick's writings on this subject.
quote: No one gives a s*** about BlackBerry.(Unless it involves PR disasters, then they're just entertaining.)
quote: That Clash album was one of my all time favourites. Still play it every so often. I saw the Clash live in 1978.