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Weekend Open Forum: The most 'evil' tech company?

By Jos
Apr 29, 2011
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  1. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Aperture Science
     
  2. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I would have to give it a toss up between Apple or AT&T
     
  3. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Although I can see why Adobe is on the list, their pricing policy is pure evil, and their new system of making you pay for .5 upgrades is one of the lamest things I have ever seen. If I could find a good replacement for Illustrator/Photoshop combo I'd jump ship.
     
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 895   +135

    Apple, Activision and Sony to me. Foxconn would be a fourth, for how they treat their employees. I'm surprised no one has voted for them.
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,062   +77

    No wonder Apple is leading the pack, well one of the so far 31 reasons for it, is provided by me along with two other lesser evils ;)

    By the way; it would be cool that whoever wins this poll, it's CEO's picture be placed in the article (preferably with horns).
     
  6. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    The last episode of South Park convinced me that it has to be Apple.
     
  7. Ithryl

    Ithryl TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I did for that reason exactly. Their employees are treated like cattle worldwide.
     
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,970   +739

    Rambus



    /I win


    ( I'm not sure about most of the poll choices. Rather than evil Id say most were negligent, pitiful or pitifully negligent)
     
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,062   +77

    Okay, it is very embarrassing, that I totally forgot about Rambus :(
     
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 692   +48

    I was going to vote Sony but their more dumb than evil. def Apple.
     
     
  11. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,933   +126 Staff Member

    SCO comes quite high on my list of evil companies
     
  12. Jinto

    Jinto TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I know right!
     
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    my god man! have you forgotten about C.E.R.N and the Super Large Hadron Collider? first they are creating Higgs Boson particles, and then a black hole that will devour the Earth!...for the love of humanity!!.....oh wait....Apple.
     
  14. Sony! who else?? huge PSN hack the size of the ill fated Titanic, secret root kits, PS3 DRM and downgrading specs with every new version, but lets look at their past history;who resisted supporting mp3 in favor of, oh what did they call it....ATRAC...Sony! who kept resisting standard flash formats by introducing new ones, MS, MS pro, MS Duo, Pro HG, M2, MS XC, etc etc Sony! Apple is not much better, and as far as anti competitive behavior goes, number 1 for Microsoft!
     
  15. TekGun

    TekGun TS Enthusiast Posts: 160   +15

    "The most 'evil' tech company" headline and poll made me chuckle this morning GJ :)
     
  16. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

  17. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

    EA and Avti are kneck and kneck, Id say Activision are Worse than EA, EA used to be bad but over the past few years have really got better.
     
  18. Apple wins! ...errr. loses. nice products, bad lock-in.

    Just watch the latest South Park...it will all make sense now.
     
  19. SSaywell

    SSaywell TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Apple and Google
     
  20. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    Apple-Simply because of the fact that it is being ignorant regarding issues concerning user privacy and security.
    Sony-Well,almost same as above.
    EA-For simply forgetting its roots-PC GAMERS.Just dishing out DLCs for consoles and acting as if we pc gamers don't exist.
     
  21. rajmond

    rajmond TS Rookie Posts: 45

    the true face of Apple :)....http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s15e01-humancentipad
     
  22. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,578   +47

    Had to go for Apple.
     
  23. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 311   +37

    My friend: Microsoft, because they steal from Apple.

    Me: Apple, since they scam their customers and overprice their products.
     
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,062   +77

    @Nima
    Just tell your friend to do a search for 'Apple copied features from Microsoft' (you can reverse the query to know what MS copied by the way) ....... but if he could do that he would have done it already, enough said.
     


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