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MacBytes
Dec 13, 2005, 08:13 AM
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Link: Apple's Next Move: How Steve Jobs can put a hammerlock on digital video (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051213091328)

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liketom
Dec 13, 2005, 08:23 AM
good read but this bit is AWFULL and not true :eek:
"If Steve Jobs can make the iPod an entertainment hub, Apple will be the company to beat, a feat it could never accomplish with personal computers"

otter-boy
Dec 13, 2005, 08:32 AM
Funny comment form the article:

Apple's attempt to cram the functionality of the iPod into a phone has been a failure, namely because you have to hook it up to your PC to download music.

If only it were able to get its music over the air . . . just like my iPod :rolleyes:

Photorun
Dec 13, 2005, 08:44 AM
Normally some articles linked from macbytes are from hacks at best who's only qualifying act for being a "writer" is they have an opinion (much like a certain body part most of us have, which they resemble). Now perhaps we know why journalism is more like "urinalism" with that (cough) 'bastion of integrity' (sic) Slate showing how far up the food chain bad, inaccurate, and just plain what-are-they-smoking type of "journalism" (note folks those are scare quotes (http://www.answers.com/topic/scare-quotes)) it makes me wonder why people think Slate is worth a monkey's rear for anything. Then again, Microshaft either bought Slate or has some large financial stake in that company so if the kings of lies and shoddy product have influence Slate is no better than ihatemacsheresmyhorsesh*topinionwhy.com.

Lacero
Dec 13, 2005, 08:48 AM
For digital rentals of TV shows to work, the price would have to be 50 cents or less. No one is willing to spend $1.00 or $2.00 to rent a show. At least, not for me. I'd rather spend a little more and downright own the show forever. Problem with digital rentals is that it has to be cheap enough, but to serve up such downloads probably cost more.

There's no benefit of digital rentals especially in the age of satellite and DVRs.


Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

Sdashiki
Dec 13, 2005, 08:51 AM
wtf is a hammerlock?

shamino
Dec 13, 2005, 11:50 AM
wtf is a hammerlock?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammerlock
A hammerlock is a martial arts restraint technique where the restrained person's arm is held behind them, and their hand forced upwards behind their back.

Hammerlocks are often used by police as a restraint method. Hammerlocks are sometimes used as wrestling holds, and also in consensual BDSM play.
To have someone in a hammerlock is to pretty much take control of him. Especially when the term is used colloquially, as in this article's headline.

Sdashiki
Dec 13, 2005, 11:54 AM
would have been nice had the article actually used the term.

jeez what a dumb bi-line.

solvs
Dec 13, 2005, 03:53 PM
Then again, Microshaft either bought Slate or has some large financial stake in that company so if the kings of lies and shoddy product have influence Slate is no better than ihatemacsheresmyhorsesh*topinionwhy.com.
Aren't they owned by MSN now? Draw your own conclusion here. Usually when they do compliment, it's a backhanded one, like CNET.

macnulty
Dec 13, 2005, 09:01 PM
A good example of what a fine writer Mr. Penenberg is and why he always shall be.