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PEnnn

Posts: 868   +1,044
Using a 'smartphone' for banking IS NOT ESSENTIAL! How do you think the world did their banking before smartphones? Go to the bank in person!

Sounds familiar!

Early 1900 thinking: "Cars / airplanes / trains etc...are not essential!. How do you think people got from point A to point B before those were invented?????They walked or used a horse...."

Yes sir, progress is bad.

There will always be people stuck in the stone age, no matter the invention of progress.
 

m3tavision

Posts: 850   +618
Sounds familiar!

Early 1900 thinking: "Cars / airplanes / trains etc...are not essential!. How do you think people got from point A to point B before those were invented?????They walked or used a horse...."

Yes sir, progress is bad.

There will always be people stuck in the stone age, no matter the invention of progress.
When your phone stops working, how do you buy another?
 

bazz2004

Posts: 1,869   +307
It's worrying that there are those who still think they can manage banking without a smart phone. I lasted as long as I could but went with the flow about 18 months ago. The bank branches are disappearing and two factor authentication for financial transactions is increasingly necessary. There's quite a learning curve to using a smart phone so don't leave it too long. I'm pretty good with a PC but a smart phone is something else.
 
Wow, so much ignorance to unravel. App stores were first developed for actual commercial use by Steve Jobs based on concepts pioneered at Next (way before its time). The first commercial use was actually the iTunes store, selling music. Software developers, like musicians , were victims of large companies, seeing few royalties snd only salaries for their work. Music could only be bought in albums , except for the odd single, and the lowest price for software was something like 20-50 bucks , with most software costing way more . Enter Jobs, and artists or programmers could self publish and get 70% of their sales , up from 2-5% if somebody actually published their work. Software prices tumbled, and you could buy a song for a dollar. Not exactly a monopolistic greedy bastard, was he. All you need to do now is allow different sources on the app stores, linux repository style (with a few tweaks), and problems solved. ps: as a small developer , keeping 70% of revenue for access to a market of millions is amazing. If you're Epic you ***** about Apple's 'criminal fees' while charging 30% on your end, and then play the victim to better enable your hypocrisy. 70% of gross revenues for access to a market of millions is amazing for the little guy, but sucks for the whales.
 
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m3tavision

Posts: 850   +618
iTunes sold inferior quality songs to the masses without paying any taxes. Same way Bezos exploded with Amazon.. people were doing on line shopping without paying taxes.
 

Endymio

Posts: 1,828   +1,892
iTunes sold inferior quality songs to the masses....
You're blaming iTunes for Millie Vanilli and Billy Ray Cyrus? I know you can't be talking about sound fidelity -- have you ever heard a 78 record, or a cassette tape played more than twice?

... without paying any taxes.
Apple paid taxes. They didn't pay local sales taxes they weren't legally obligated to.

When was the last time you paid taxes you weren't required to?
 

m3tavision

Posts: 850   +618
You're blaming iTunes for Millie Vanilli and Billy Ray Cyrus? I know you can't be talking about sound fidelity -- have you ever heard a 78 record, or a cassette tape played more than twice?

Apple paid taxes. They didn't pay local sales taxes they weren't legally obligated to.

When was the last time you paid taxes you weren't required to?
You are making my point.
Each artist could sell their songs, or albums on their own website. Com.

Apple offered lower quality versions for less, because storage size and compression was monitized for their hardware devices.

Napster had better quality audio.

Online store of any kind, Amazon, Newegg, iTunes were cheaper than buying retail........... ... . that is why they became popular.

Not because of ingenuity....
 

Rocky4040

Posts: 104   +136
You're blaming iTunes for Millie Vanilli and Billy Ray Cyrus? I know you can't be talking about sound fidelity -- have you ever heard a 78 record, or a cassette tape played more than twice?

Apple paid taxes. They didn't pay local sales taxes they weren't legally obligated to.

When was the last time you paid taxes you weren't required to?
It used to be you could pretty much buy most things on the internet without paying the local taxes at least where I am from anyway. Then the governments started getting clued in that they were not raking in all that internet tax money and enforced taxes to be collected by the online retailers.