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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    Removed due to being a bit pissed.
    Too late! I copied what you wrote and will save it for the investigators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake View Post
    So, he sold people something they were getting for free? That IS genius.
    Exactly! Basically he gave average consumers an outlet to do what was right. A lot of people weren't willing to drive all the way to the nearest music store and hope that the latest CD album or single was in stock, only to find it wasn't. It was so much easier just to pirate it from the internet. However, after a while, even the piracy outlets were littered with low-quality crap. Apple brought the music store right to these people made it simple and painless to purchase music --legally-- so that there wasn't that fear of being tracked by their ISP and receiving a warning from the government... and that music came at good quality (though few may argue otherwise) and was available to them - redownloadable -- whenever they needed it. These people could finally feel good; supporting their favorite artists without all the other hassles involved -- i.e. ripping the music, storing the cd somewhere where it won't get busted etc. all those little 'time consuming' things.

    And that's just about the music.
    I wish I could afford to make just a dollar a year.

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    ^ Good info, thanks! But you kinda missed my point.

    In other words, many, like myself, neither used nor needed the internet for years. What did he do for us? It was never made more simple or accessable, only more marketable. He worshipped Nike, FFS. That says it all.
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    I've always had a hard time pitying multi billionaires.

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    ^ It's a major character flaw, cluez. You should seek expensive psychological treatment. Or try retail therapy. There's lots of shiny gizmos out there, just waiting...

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    Shiny gizmos ... sigh

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    Steve Jobs R.I.P. Lived life to the Macs.
    My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake View Post
    He worshipped Nike, FFS.
    He didn't worship Niki. He was impressed with what Niki became in the minds of billions of people, for what it did. He was impressed by Niki's branding. He learned what they did and emulated it...as well as inspiring talented people to create stellar devices...
    "Goddamn it Lord, bless oh ye this bacon..."

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    Whoa ...

    Steve Jobs is an American inventor and business magnate with an estimated net worth of $8.3 billion dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhunger View Post
    He didn't worship Niki. He was impressed with what Niki became in the minds of billions of people,
    Yes, it was quite a car, wasn't it?


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