BLuKnight said:But still, if you put one of these at a gas station in Philadelphia, there'd be nothing left.
Rob Williams said:It's to the extent of telling Apple they need to make music downloaded off iTunes work in other players or they cannot offer iTunes over there anymore.
Rob Williams said:I agree. Proprietary formats suck, but Apple loves having a monopoly. It will hit them one day I'm sure though.
living_joke said:It ALREADY hit them. And it hit them bad. They lost literally hundreds of billions of dollars in profit because of it. Don't you understand? Doesn't anyone understand? Apple already lost billions of dollars in profit due to their attempts at forming a monopoly.
That is why Microsoft was able to totally 'own' Apple? It was Apple's own greed that cause the company to nearly go out of business. Almost nobody uses Apple computers anymore. Its very sad that when a company's very own greed can be the very thing that causes the company to nearly go bankrupt. Even more sad is when the people running the company do not have enough intelligence to know when their greed is actually costing them billions of dollars in profit. Yes greed can actually cost you millions or billions of dollars in profit. Many company executives believe that greed always generate profit, the same as they always believe that advertisements never have negative consequences and always generate customers. A good company executive understands that everything, no matter how positive it sounds at first glance, may have negative consequences.
What do I mean by greed? Well I was around when Apple first released the Macintosh computers. Windows didn't even exist. Even the poorly written Windows 3.1 did not exist. And not only did Apple have the graphical user interface that was better then anything out there, and that would remain better then anything out there for 10 years, they also was using a much superior processor. The motorola 68000 processor, which was in the first Macintosh computers, fully supported totally linear memory. You didn't have to deal with the annoying 65k barrier, like you do when writing programs for an IBM compatible computer. Now read all this and ask yourself why Microsoft became the #1 computer and OS company in America, while Apple that had everything didn't? You know why? If you don't then your as bad as the company executives who ran Apple into the ground.
I give you a hint. Apple refused to license its technologies to anyone. If it did license its technologies, then there would of been 300 companies producing Apple Macintosh clone-computers. There would of been thousands of companies developing software for Macintosh OS. Apple Macintosh would of taken over the computer world by storm, the same way Microsoft did..... Microsoft would be nearly out of business now. It was Apple's very greed that caused them to go nearly bankrupt. Apple was greedy and the people in charge of Apple (who had an IQ of less then a moron) thought that by being greedy and maintaining a monopoly on its items and NOT licensing them to other companies, that they would make the most money. You ended up with ONE company fighting against TWO THOUSAND companies. One vs two thousand. Does it really take an IQ of much higher then a moron, to realize that ONE vs TWO THOUSAND, that your going to end up losing? If Apple licensed it code it would of been TWO THOUSAND vs TWO THOUSAND. All the IBM compatible companies vs. the apple macintosh clone companies. It would of been an equal playing field and Apple that had the best in everything in their computers, would of won. It was their very own greed that drove them into the ground. Apple is a laughing stock of a company now, because it was their very own stupidity that let Microsoft own the computer world. Funny but true.