You are missing the point. If I need my sleep button repaired, and I go to an Apple Store, they take out my PERFECTLY WORKING phillips screws, and replace them with pentalobes. Why? Why is there a need to take an affirmative action that PREVENTS me from repairing the device on my own in the future? If my home button breaks, I can fix that easy. Well, except in my above example, they removed the screws I could remove, and replaced them with ones I cannot. That is the definition of a jerk move.
I went to the airport in NJ, and the WiFi was at cost. I ignored it, and was unhappy. In Japan, the WiFi was free. I was happy. In the Philippines, the WiFi was free, and I was happy.
WiFi is such a small thing, but opens the door to so much. On many occasions, I ate at the restaurant that offered free WiFi, even if the price may have been higher/selection was less. I will never choose a place that sells WiFi over one that does not offer it; offer it for free and you pretty much have my business locked up already.
"Your cause would be much advanced if you made arguments that didn't involve repeating the same points over and over again."
I don't dispute anything in your post, but huh?
He should make the same arguments using points other than the salient ones? Just change his points to things like, "Because I friggin say so!" "Because the sky is blue!" "Because I'm a writer, not a surgeon!"
Or he should use the same points in different arguments? "CwF+RtB = where babies come from!"
“If someone can build multibillion-dollar businesses out of keywords, we can build multihundred-million businesses out of headlines, and we’re going to do that,” Mr.[Tom] Curley, [A.P.’s president and chief executive] said. The goal, he said, was not to have less use of the news articles, but to be paid for any use.
I'm going to let that breathe for a minute......
OK, nice goal, now please proceed directly to fail. Good luck with staying solvent.
If we look at how many people read this article, and that their takeaway was that MARY KAY uses yahoo email, clearly, Mary Kay has the winning hand. Even these morons, who I assume aren't in a hurry, aren't drawing the correct conclusions from what they see before their eyes.
Wow, a Mike criticism I almost actually agreed with. Except for the fact that the Obama poster was *also* transformative, so the issue isn't whether Manny's pic was transformative, or whether Mike summarily dismissed him, but whether or not transformative works should be hamstrung by copyright. Nice try there.
Thank you for making no effort whatsoever to understand the issues at hand. Great job with not reading for comprehenson, the article, or the comments. Carry on in anonymity, and ignorance, you excel at both, it seems.
And you missed mine. ILLEGAL CONTRACTS ARE UNENFORCEABLE. A little bit illegal is like a little bit pregnant. Which means Yahoo could not hide behind the contract if it was illegal, they couldn't even hide behind the contract if it was just enforceable.
Illegal contracts are unenforceable. Signing up to an email service that sent Jimmy Bones to your house to slap your wife if you didn't click these stupid hyperlinks would get that provider in a bunch of trouble after the very first assault on your Mrs.
Sure I would, if it meant that I could get anything I wanted shipped to me for free, and could send all the overnight express delivery packages I wanted, for free, and it was only machines and never people doing the opening, and I AGREED to the service.
Try to make your analogies just a little closer to the realities, thanks.