Like it or not I've become an IT professional.
Who'd a thunk it since I've been playing with computers since I learned basic on a
Digital PDP8M in 1976 with a whopping 8K of memory.
That memory occupied two circuit boards the size of LP covers
Or that I earned my allowance through Junior Highschool
at my Mother's electronic subcontracting buisness hand
winding enamel coated wire around toriod cores for memory
I was greeted with suspicion when I showed up in school with
two MORE 4k Memory boards for that computer, much less that
I claimed to have that I hand wound the coils myself...
Until I handed the Comp Science teacher a handfull of powdered iron "Cheerios".
So I guess, No, I'm not the average schmuck that is oblivious to the worms they are eating with their Apple.
To be honest I stand in awe of the genius that Apple's marketing people display and maintain.
Like I said elsewhere, it is like the genius at General Foods 30 years ago that discovered that he could sell common sugar to housewives for $23/lb
by adding a trace of coffee, Powdered milk and some flavoring and putting it in a pretty can labeled "International Coffees", the "genius" was the daytime TV ad campaign. (True genius was that the CAN it was packaged in cost more than the coffee, sugar and non-fat milk
and the penny's worth of flavoring that was actually inside the can)
It's called "Selling the illusion", it isn't real, frankly it doesn't need to be real, provided the MONEY is real.
Like the common illusion in many countries today.
That Corporate taxes are anything other than a lie to get people to applaud being taxed more due to the fiction that the "Tax" is being paid by some nebulous (evil?) entity called a "Corporation".
Does anyone here really believe that these corporations do not pass on these costs in the prices of the Food, clothing & food that they sell everyone?
Much in life is more about "Myth" than reality.
Why should apple be any different?
And people say I'm a cynical a$$hole:) Yep, and damned proud of it!