So, what you're basically saying is spending money is ridiculous, however, if you don't have money, obtaining things by illegal means is justified because of peer pressure? There's no free lunch in nature. But, wait, you're also blaming the marketing for making take these actions? No brain in that noggin'?MacConvert2008 said:In general, however, (as I step onto my soapbox), Apple and its contemporaries should consider their marketing strategy. As they fight the constant battle against music sharing, with application sharing on the rise, charging $1.00 for a song is ludacris. Excuse the digression, but the idea that one should spend $5,000 to fill up a $300 iPod with music is not only unfair, it's asinine. When I purchased my Powerbook a few weeks ago (which I am absolutely enamored with ) I needed to obtain OfficeMac for school work. Even with a significant student discount, it was $149. The only programs I plan on using are Word and Powerpoint. I know that these are Microshit applications, but nonetheless Apple had a hand in it, and uniquely Macintosh software costs about the same. I'm drowning in student debt (and this is only my first year!) and I'm supposed to spend $149 on software that all of my friends are getting for free? Much to Apple's dismay, their behavior toward this individual has not scared anyone away from software piracy; rather it has alerted the public at large that they should get on Bittorrent and obtain the newest OS X.
I don't know about you, but I believe in people going straight and can forgive them. Hell, I once was a pirate. I was still pirating even when MTKA was around. I stopped before this whole invitation system with MTKA, so that's about two or three years ago. I think I started pirating when I was 10, so that's probably about a good 3 or 4 years of pirating.Timelessblur said:If there is one thing in this world that i hate it is hypocrits and most people who are complain about sonny and sya way to go apple are Hypocrits. You all better no have a single stolen thing on your computer always gotten all of your stuff legitly.
I totally agree, we all know how it went down. We shouldn't even pretend that he didn't know what he was doing was wrong. But this gives rise to discourse of the issue as a whole, which is certainly something worth discussing.LimitedEdition said:This guy "Sunny" is a software pirate, and it appears he is also a liar.
C'mon man, the interview is totally unbelivable. He got the seed key from a stranger on the Internet and though it would be ok to Torrent Mac OS X, a commercial program? No way.
Don't be sucked in Woz. You may think you are standing up for the little guy in the face of the big corporation, but size is not the fundamental issue. Fundamentally, you are standing with the thief against the creator he has stolen from. Are you sure you're on the right side here?
The release version costs $129 and legal beta access costs $500 and you are saying you understand how a final release would be damaging but not a beta?jsw said:If this were a release version of Tiger - or even close to a release version - I'd understand.