Will Apple?s stance on ballot measure come back to haunt it?
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:23 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:24 PM
I would also respectfully suggest that these boycotters get a life and stop worrying about other folks getting married. It's none of your business and the very idea of a law banning gay marriage is abhorent!
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:26 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:29 PM
I have said many times that I don't really care about the political views of the maker of a particular product I buy. What I care about most is that the product is a good one. I would rather buy a good product from someone I disagree with politically than a mediocre product from someone I agree with politically.
I realize that many people don't feel that way...
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:39 PM
"Without our knowledge or consent, Google displayed partisan political ads on this website today as part of our participation in its AdSense advertising program. This is contrary to our own advertising policy. ... I apologize for the problem, and I can assure you that we are not interested in serving as a conduit for ads that offend or mislead our visitors, regardless of type, source or impact on revenue. - Ric Ford"
Why go out of your way to offend some portion of your readers or customers? As one is quoted in the article, Steve could give a billion or so to the Cause and no one would squawk, but no, he has to have Apple do it and grandstand about it to boot.
While I don't much care about this particular "issue" -- I have no plans to marry either woman, man, dog or aardvark any time soon -- Apple's typically smug and pompous entry into the fray leaves a bad taste. Not surprised there are "no reports of dissent from Apple employees", not if they value their jobs.
As for the World Shaking Issue - in my view, it's just another turf war between two gangs of fascists: both sides of this fight want to use the power of the government to force everyone to live their way. Again, as always, the real solution would be to get the government out of the marriage business. Marriage should be a private contract, neither defined nor regulated by the State, nor should the State provide special privileges to "married" people and so discriminate against those who do not choose to marry (such as myself). Then there would be nothing to fight over, and we could maybe put some attention into some of our real problems.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:49 PM