"Apple Tax" Report Backfires On Microsoft
Sometimes these arguments just get old. Other times they're funny as hell. I do get tired of seeing the same damn "justifications" that I've seen over the past decade though (ie, "Macs don't get viruses because nobody uses Macs" or "Macs are just more expensive").
I've done tech support on both Macs and PCs. Each has its place. For my trusty "I just need to get sh*t done" machine I use a Mac. After work I just want to come home, turn on the computer, use it, and be done for my next thing (eating? drinking?). However, a cheap PC and its plethora of available surplus parts can come in handy. I've got one that I'm using as a home theater PC (granted, the damn thing crapped out on me and I don't know what its deal is yet).
Keep on fighting fanboys...just make sure you back it up with some factual justifications instead of "oh yeah? You're just a dumb poopyhead".
An App Store For iPhone Software
I see a lot of bitchin' and moanin' about Apple's 30% take on the store. Wow...c'mon people...let's look at the big picture here. You've got an opportunity to put your goods out with one of most recognized names in the world and you're bitchin' about 30%? Are you THAT well known as a developer that when you put something out there everyone will clamor and go "holy hell! Mr X put out a new app!"
I would much rather make 70% from a few million sales than 100% of a few hundred sales (of which there will be many incidental costs of doing this all yourself). Is that math and logic really that hard to see or are we all jumping on the "Apple is a greedy corporate entity" bandwagon?