Just don't buy their products. That's a simple and very effective way of telling them you do not want their arcane restrictions. Whining and then giving them your money anyway just says you're a loser.
All I need to see is the fact that I can put my address into OpenStreetMaps (on the most populous street in Atlanta GA USA) and it comes back with nothing, saying there is no such address. I put it in Google Maps and I can even get a Street View of my building. And if I manually find my location on OpenStreetMaps and have it identify the location, it is wrong by a huge margin (many many miles).
I don't think Google has much to worry about here.
I was never an Obama fan, not during the primaries and not during the general election. But, I simply could not support McCain/Palin in any way, so I accepted the fact that Obama became President. His actions so far have proven my suspicions of him to be correct, he is much less than honest and far more incompetent than I imagined he would be. But, he is still the President.
However, when I see posts that childishly mangle the President's name (Obummer? Really?) and use the overly-abused "facist" and "marxist" and "socialist" tags (incorrectly, at that), I simply can not take anything that person writes or says seriously. If you cannot discuss something in an adult manner, save the discussion for adults who can.
The State of Georgia continuously reminds the rest of the world that it is proud to be ignorant, corrupt, and backwards. I'm sure the school administration prayed to Jesus and he told them this was the way.
So it is intolerant to be intolerant of those people who are intolerant of you? ROFL!!!
Using your "logic", then, it is the height of intolerance for Jews to be intolerant of NAZIs? And yes, I *DO* compare OSC to NAZIs because of some of his writings about gay people *DO* call for extermination and confinement to camps, etc.
OSC had some success with a series of novels, but so did L. Ron Hubbard and we all know his only talent was brainwashing idiots to fork over all their money to his "religion". That doesn't mean their writing was all that remarkable or "untouchable".
I have an unlocked T-Mobile Dash that I bought on Ebay for around $80. I have no contract with T-Mobile. I have a loyalty plan that gives me unlimited anytime voice, unlimited SMS/MMS, and unlimited data for $75/month. T-Mobile not only allows tethering but supports the included one-touch-connect on the phone. I just upgraded the phone's OS to Windows Mobile 6.5 and am enjoying a nice new interface that does everything I want and need without hassle, my browser can view flash websites without a problem, and I can purchase $5 batteries on Amazon and have one charged up and ready in my desktop charger for a quick swapout when needed. And at least in my area, I get far better coverage and call-quality than my friends with AT&T and their iPhones. And I don't have to install iTunes!
I still do not see the reason for such an attraction to iPhone. With the "nanny-state" policies of Apple and the money-hungry policies of AT&T, whatever interface advantages the iPhone may have are seriously degraded. There are far better choices for great phones out there that don't come with the tremendous "gotchas" that are mandatory with iPhone. Simply not having to install that wretched iTunes on my computer is incentive enough to NOT get an iPhone (or any other Apple product).
Can you shop around for cable tv? You cannot compare a cable company to cellular or software.
There is such a thing as common courtesy, something big entrenched corporations like Comcast (or AT&T Phone, Electric utilities, etc.) has forgotten. They've become the punchline to Lily Tomlin's Ernestine, "We don't care, we don't have to, we're the [insert corporation name] company."
And yes, as consumers we have the right to b*tch about it, so suck it up.