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MacBytes
Jan 23, 2004, 09:02 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: MPs divided over 'iPod Gate' (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040123100201)

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Mudbug
Jan 23, 2004, 09:02 AM
at risk of showing my hand and my ignorance - what does MP stand for?

Pseudonym
Jan 23, 2004, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Mudbug
at risk of showing my hand and my ignorance - what does MP stand for?

Member of Parliament.

Mudbug
Jan 23, 2004, 09:16 AM
Thanks very much - been wondering for 2 days now.

<crawls back under rock of ignorance>

aftk2
Jan 23, 2004, 12:28 PM
Pugh's amendment concludes: "Both the difficulties with and cost of replacing batteries has been for some reason widely exaggerated in the press."

Thank you! It could not be put more succinctly and accurately than that. So much has been made of this issue, and I can't really understand why - especially since Apple's policy has been essentially the same as others in the field. Of course, there has been a lot of Apple-related FUD circling around (particular from C|Net...ahem).

winmacguy
Jan 23, 2004, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Pseudonym
Member of Parliament.

You guys in the US need to go overseas more ;). an MP is to the UK, NZ what a Congressman/woman is to the US Government.

winmacguy
Jan 23, 2004, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by aftk2
Pugh's amendment concludes: "Both the difficulties with and cost of replacing batteries has been for some reason widely exaggerated in the press."

Thank you! It could not be put more succinctly and accurately than that. So much has been made of this issue, and I can't really understand why - especially since Apple's policy has been essentially the same as others in the field. Of course, there has been a lot of Apple-related FUD circling around (particular from C|Net...ahem).

Maybe the British MPs should debate the accepted levels of quality of Microsoft software and pass a bill to say that Windows so be written so that it does not crash all the time ;)

billyboy
Jan 23, 2004, 01:24 PM
That MP is the sort of poitician Apple should have on their board. Short of saying, go buy an iPod, what else could he have said in support of the little people at Apple.

Mudbug
Jan 23, 2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by winmacguy
You guys in the US need to go overseas more ;). an MP is to the UK, NZ what a Congressman/woman is to the US Government.


heh - planning a trip to the UK this summer, but as for it being similar to a US Government congrassman/woman, we don't refer to them as Cons.


but we probably should. ;)

aftk2
Jan 23, 2004, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Mudbug
heh - planning a trip to the UK this summer, but as for it being similar to a US Government congrassman/woman, we don't refer to them as Cons.


but we probably should. ;)

Heh, funny...that's how I typically refer to "conservatives" ;)

awww...crap. Now someone will probably close this thread. :)

Pseudonym
Jan 23, 2004, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Mudbug
<crawls back under rock of ignorance>

Hey, I've only just worked out what GOP is.:)

ALoLA
Jan 23, 2004, 04:40 PM
Anyone wonder why these MPs single out the iPod but haven't said a peep about Windows' security flaws? Or is it just something that wasn't publicized? :confused:

MrMacMan
Jan 23, 2004, 08:38 PM
Yeah I'm wondering what the heck is this...

I mena why the heck are they even introducing a bill at all to begin with?

do they do this for every major product?

:confused:

Sabenth
Jan 24, 2004, 06:58 AM
Somthing tells me that some of them bought the pod and then heard about this so called problem. Kick up a stink were else but were they work and bingo its big news. Bollocks if my MP's are going to be doing this sort of stuff they should do it for the following things as well....


Price of fule
Price of Windows and issues it has
Price of TV BLOODY LICENCE..
PRICE IT COSTS TO LAND IN IN SODIN LONDON

OK rant over

lmao@mud lol lol sorry man MP'S lmao
*goes and gets ready to go home*
uk that is