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As with Motorola case, Apple is starting to get on the judge's nerves in its case against Samsung

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RE: The Only People Apple Pisses Off
By Reclaimer77 on 8/17/2012 1:14:37 PM , Rating: -1
I'm sorry you worship currency. It is the bane and downfall of mankind... greed, that is.

Well...I think that's going a BIT too far.

RE: The Only People Apple Pisses Off
By MrBlastman on 8/17/2012 1:31:41 PM , Rating: 5
I've looked at death in the eye, fearing only weeks/days/hours to live and survived. During this period I revised my viewpoint on many things in life--including the universe, time and space, physics, priorities etc.

The one thing, in all that time that I found offered me the least amount of comfort was... money. If I had died, what good would that money have done me? If I had lived--it might have made my life easier.

But, for what? It would require sacrificing time. Time that could be better spent on things that mean something to more than just myself and the rest of the world.

Don't get me wrong--I admire philanthropers like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who seek to give away their fortunes in the form of trusts to better society. I think that is wonderful and great--and the right thing to do.

Most people, though, who lust after money, I find sacrifice many things in their life in pursuit of it. Things such as family (children especially suffer), personal time, society, morals, ethics and so on. All for what? A shiny car (BMW, Mercedes etc.), a giant house, a big screen television. Things that supposedly make them important.

When you're dying though--none of that makes you important. Just look at Steve--he was worth billions, yet, none of it did him any good. At best it bought him a few more years but that was all. He couldn't cheat death, not for all the money he had.

I know people who have given up their hopes and dreams just to make another dollar--just to get a little richer... only to come to the end of their days with a slap to their face realizing that they never got to enjoy any of it, only to die younger than they wished for failing to take care of themselves.

I'm a capitalist and a believer in the free markets. I don't, though, think that money should be anyone's central focus in their life. Greed leads to the worst coming out in people. They kill for it, trample for it, abuse for it and even destroy for it.

This is why I look at it the way I do.

Unfortunately, to see things this way, you almost have to look death in the eye--and that is an experience I don't wish upon anyone.

RE: The Only People Apple Pisses Off
By Dug on 8/20/2012 2:32:56 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with what you say, but not all people who sacrifice things in life to get money do so just for status.

They do it so they have enough money to do the things that are important to them and to provide for their family.

Even billionaires will go to work, because that is important to them. Not necessarily to make more money, that's just an affect of what they enjoy.

Like Tosh says, "I've never seen anyone frowning on jetski"

RE: The Only People Apple Pisses Off
By bupkus on 8/17/2012 2:41:57 PM , Rating: 2
Predating our modern urban environment people lived in tribal organizations. Then, instead of the anonymous disregard for others well being, people would share their bounty or even share their small gleanings. Those who did not would be considered by all to be outcasts undeserving of partaking in someone else's turn of luck in their hunting, gathering, etc.

Yes, I understand that it was our present specializations and institutions that gave rise to populations and abundance but these systems are just a small fragment of time to our many tens if not hundreds of thousands of years on this sphere.

We have not yet perfected a system of social order that balances opportunity with social and economic systems.If we had it was swallowed up by an unproductive greed for wealth and power. We now can see the failings of capitalistic predation left unresolved and the social and political instabilities left to fester.

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad

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