Lazy people and "smartphones" continue to erode P&S sales

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. RichA

    Savageduck Guest

    Damn! I actually typed "quilt" instead of "guilt". Aaagh! it is
    terrible when attempts at humor go wrong. ;-)
    Anyway, the rest of the information is valid.
     
    Savageduck, Feb 29, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Ahh, well, then I feel much better. Since only a few suicides are by
    Apple production line slav..errr...workers, then the Apple working
    conditions must be just peachy.
    A patchwork of guilt, eh?
    Yes. The cheap component components must be kept on the high shelves
    where the children can't reach them.
    Yes, I know, Duck. I read. I haven't been on an airplane for some
    time, but I manage to stay plugged into current marketing facts.
    It's a good thing that the industry is not seeking to improve profit
    margins by outsourcing. I have this fear that it will end up
    circular: China will outsource to Malaysia, who will then outsource
    to Mexico, who will then outsource to China.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 29, 2012
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  3. RichA

    Guest Guest

    they're peachier than what they would have without those jobs and the
    suicide rate at foxconn is lower than the national average in china.

    plus, apple is doing more to improve conditions than other companies
    who use foxconn, most of whom just sit idly by.
     
    Guest, Feb 29, 2012
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    George Kerby Guest

    Folks just love to hate success don't they?
     
    George Kerby, Feb 29, 2012
  5. RichA

    George Kerby Guest

    Tony, please try and get the facts before you post. You don't look as - as
    -- well let me just say "uninformed" that way...

    <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/foremski/media-gets-its-facts-wrong-working-at-fo
    xconn-significantly-cuts-suicide-risk/1356>
     
    George Kerby, Feb 29, 2012
  6. RichA

    George Kerby Guest

    But it's just so damned EASY to knock success though.

    NY Times is about as accurate as National Enquirer, but more liberal...
     
    George Kerby, Feb 29, 2012
  7. RichA

    Guest Guest

    he won't.
     
    Guest, Feb 29, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    tony cooper, Feb 29, 2012
  9. Say 5000 photos at 16 MPix, 14 bit. That's 140 GB --- not
    terribly much. You can probably compress it to ~80-90 GB.
    Sure, you won't find that in a prosumer camera today or next
    year ... but give it a couple of years ...

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 29, 2012
  10. RichA

    George Kerby Guest

    I don't need to read anything again. Your innuendo and implication are
    perfectly clear, prima facie. The fact that you are wrong is still a fact,
    and crawdaddying won't change it.
     
    George Kerby, Feb 29, 2012
  11. RichA

    Guest Guest

    it's what he does.
     
    Guest, Feb 29, 2012
  12. Basically you are saying you're living in the slum equivalent of
    the banking world: water taps at home are extremely expensive
    and available only to a few and getting water means walking to
    the water tank truck at it's business hours, enqueueing in a long
    line, waiting, paying and carrying the water home.

    And the grandiose iPhone thing? A central water tap with a pipe,
    so you don't have wait for the tank truck.

    Well, pardon me, using water taps in the kitchen, having a flush
    toilet and sink with tap water (even *hot* water is available) and
    a shower or bath with --- guess it --- water transported directly
    to the home and available heated as well has quite spoiled me, I
    cannot see the charms of a bank of central taps and having to carry
    water just as a positive state of affairs as, say, nospam does.


    If your banks charge high fees for basically basic anemities of
    a civilized world, you might need to revolt. For me the charges
    for a direct money transfer inside Europe are nil for electronic
    or phone submission and something like $2 if humans need to copy
    it from paper to the computer --- (monthly cost of the account
    is ~$7) or free if you have a ~$14/month account. Outside that
    it's quite a bit more costly, but I don't need that, credit
    cards and Paypal & co work quite nice for that.

    Panacea. Darn brain farts.
    Nospam doesn't understand that not everyone wants, needs or
    has use for an iPhone.
    As I said, you need to revolt. Throw the tea into the
    harbour and occupy Wall Street.

    It has been said that the US went straight from barbarism to
    decadence (without stopping for a while at civilisation), but I
    always thought decadence meant (among other things) easy things
    were easy.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 29, 2012
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    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 1, 2012
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    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 1, 2012
  15. Then again, the idea of paying a monthly fee for a bank account kind of
    appalls me; I haven't done it in all the years I've had accounts, which
    is well over 40.

    We're just userd to different things. I'd rathre like the ability to do
    electronic transfers easily, IF it were safe. Paypal started out as
    good for that, but they broke it quite early and it isn't any more,
    unfortunately.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Mar 2, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I am certainly not a fan or defender of the US banking system, but the
    savvy consumer can avoid any bank charges or fees. My credit union
    offers all the services that a bank offers, I pay most bills by online
    "bill payer", some bills are paid by automatic withdrawal, and I can
    send personal payments with PayPal. The only banking fee I pay is the
    annual rental of a safety deposit box.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 2, 2012
  17. Of course, since the protestant work ethics (what you get and
    are is because you've been good/bad and thus deserve it) causes
    self hate in those who don't see themselves as successful and
    the self hate can be channelised onto those who have success
    (and are thus better in the eye of God).

    However, this mechanism doesn't depend on protestant work
    ethics ... it's present in katholic areas just as well.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 2, 2012
  18. RichA

    George Kerby Guest

    But, the REAL question here is can you fix your clock?

    All of your post seem late, for some reason unbeknownst to me...
     
    George Kerby, Mar 3, 2012
  19. RichA

    George Kerby Guest

    Dim-ocrats as well. ;-)
     
    George Kerby, Mar 3, 2012
  20. OK, so how much do you pay your bank per month for
    everything?
    Additionally, PayPal isn't free. (The recipient doesn't get the
    full sum. This has to be factored into prices.)

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 3, 2012
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