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MacBytes
Jul 15, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Link: The 'hard' bit with hardware (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090715011708)
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MisterMe
Jul 15, 2009, 09:21 AM
This piece is notable only for the fact that it seems as though the author has been partaking of too many illicit pharmaceuticals.

winmacguy
Jul 15, 2009, 01:09 PM
This piece is notable only for the fact that it seems as though the author has been partaking of too many illicit pharmaceuticals.

He doesn't do drugs. He also teaches other Mac users.

MisterMe
Jul 15, 2009, 03:49 PM
He doesn't do drugs. He also teaches other Mac users.What could he possibly teach other Mac users? That piece reads like he inhaled too deeply while visiting a sheep ranch.

macnz
Jul 18, 2009, 04:53 PM
I love the image of a sheep 'ranch' - they're not cattle. They just, you know, wander around in fields. MisterMe, either you missed the point completely or you just felt like having a dig at NZ (well, OK, we do have about 40 million sheep and just 4 million people. But a third of that population lives in one big city, where I also live. Why, I can go days without seeing a single sheep! http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/smile.gif).
Apple's machines are not only manufactured by firms that make machines for others, one of the primary manufacturers has announced it intends to take on Apple at its own game. This seems bizarre to me, as Asus has the advantage of an intimate knowledge of Apple's machines. It throws up the old price comparison scenario and points out what the real difference is between a Mac laptop and an Asus and the difference is clear: Apple. I thought this was worth discussing, but like most of my Mac Planet blogs I like to provoke a little as the comments people post are usually so interesting.
Regards, Mark (the author).

MisterMe
Jul 19, 2009, 12:38 AM
... Apple's machines are not only manufactured by firms that make machines for others, one of the primary manufacturers has announced it intends to take on Apple at its own game. This seems bizarre to me, as Asus has the advantage of an intimate knowledge of Apple's machines. ...That's not how business works. Asus [or any other Apple contractor] works for Apple under contract. Asus's contract does not include a license to use Apple intellectual property in its own products. If it were to use Apple IP anyway, then it would lose all subsequent opportunities for Apple contracts. It would also have to defend lawsuits brought by Apple Legal.

macnz
Jul 20, 2009, 06:04 PM
True, MrMe, but an intimate knowledge of how Apple puts things together, or wants them put together, must surely give ASUS an advantage and would not infringe IP, necessarily.