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  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    I read this with great interest and amusement. I probably will not care enough to follow up much, but this is a thesis that can be tested.

    Gentlemen, those of you who are not attention-deficit, start your graphing functions.

    I probably will check back, at some unpredictable interval, on both the x and y functions.

    Thanks for posting this. It's raining. I could not be in the sun in my garden.
    Mar 31, 2015. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    I just do not think so about the resentment thing. I think both populations are too distracted, spaced out, and narcissistic to expend energy being resentful. If they are in the store in the first place, they do not come from the houseless cohort. Well, it's likely they don't come from there. It is not assured.
    Mar 31, 2015. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    As a U.S. person, I acknowledge we have the finest whines on the planet.
    Mar 31, 2015. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    But there is a difference. The expensive one comes with something resembling valet service.
    Mar 31, 2015. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    Here is a thing though. Some people I know who live in Virginia in modest places take visiting family and friends to a town where the rich come in in their jodphurs to buy a book or a coffee. So watching the rich is the poor tourist's accessible zoo, if one lives in the country and the nearest zoo is far away. I get your gist here, but I think most U.S. people are so used to the crazy rich that they consider them entertainment. That is a problem in our culture because it diverts attention from our challenges that need to be attended to from many perspectives, but it also is just what is right now. To be honest, it was a problem in my grandmother's time as well. She always wanted to buy those magazines about the rich while buying groceries.
    Mar 31, 2015. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go Down In The Class Struggle [View article]
    Actually, I feel superior, in that French nez dans le merde way that U.S. people are also good at exercising. I will not spend that money, but I will still get the function I want. I don't play games either. I don't feel superior to those who do, I just feel puzzled that people use their time and energy that way. I do not choose that.
    Mar 31, 2015. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Q1 Blowout [View article]
    I much enjoyed this comment, constantnormal. I would say that an Apple laptop could be included in a basket of goods that a somewhat ordinary U.S. person might want to include for coping with contemporary situations. With beans, corn, squash, a wireless-equipped laptop, and a few feet to crash in, your laid-off couch-surfer with sufficient urban friends can probably survive for quite a while. I find this happening in the place where I live. Young, carless, militant vegans are camping out in what urban planners call high-density. If you've ever practiced martial arts in close quarters, you will have observed the changes in heat and humidity this close-living engenders. Fewer btu's are required to heat such places. The ubiquity of Apple laptops in wire-less enabled coffee shops bodes well for the medium distance on Apple. I don't know about 70 as the buy-in point, but if Apple sends tentacles out toward renewable-energy initiatives, I would really want to get in. I'm still just watching the stock for now.

    On Jan 22 09:31 AM constantnormal wrote:

    > @ SkateNY -- I presume you're doing a preemptive flaming of the inevitable
    > "Apple is a fad" comments, as I could detect nothing of this sort
    > in the article. In fact, the word "fad" appears only in your comment,
    > and no where in the article.
    > The article was a good summary of the conference call, but if you're
    > interested enough to read the article, you really should download
    > the call from iTunes (a free download, search on "Apple earnings")
    > and listen to it in its entirety.
    > Nice job with the summary, John. What I'd really like to see is
    > an article that looks at the incredible depth and breadth of management
    > talent in Apple, vis-a-vis other companies, not just in the consumer
    > electronics realm, but ALL other companies. The incredible wealth
    > of talent and experience inside Apple is unmatched by any other company
    > I am aware of, bar none. Steve Jobs as the greatest pitchman alive
    > today is merely the cherry atop the whipped cream. The company would
    > continue to be unstoppable even if Steve were to leave.
    > It's a testimony to his leadership that he has managed to inculcate
    > his modus operandi throughout the company. It will take a long,
    > long while before Apple begins to misfire.
    > That's not to say that they're not going to slide downward during
    > this depression -- they are, after all, in the consumer electronics
    > field, and are undeniably makers of discretionary purchases, not
    > water or food or medicine. But due to their strong management team,
    > top-notch talent, and huge cash position (still increasing, by the
    > way), they will slide lower a lot slower than their competition,
    > gaining competitive ground all the while.
    > I can't wait until the stock gets down below 70 so I can back up
    > the truck and go all-in on AAPL.
    Jan 22, 2009. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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