Hi, @tim_cook. I’m abandoning iTunes EVEN AS WE SPEAK.

I’ve had it with Apple’s endless updates. I’ve had it with its increasing amount of kludges and annoyances. I’ve certainly had it with its stubborn refusal to concede that things that I buy are mine.  And, as soon as the update finishes, it will no longer be any kind of an issue.

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, don’t get me wrong: it turns out that the iPad is a great device. For kids in grammar school.  But the toys started losing their luster after Steve Jobs passed.

Apple’s Tim Cook’s tiresome Greenie hypocrisy.

(Via Instapundit) Two things about this story:

At a shareholders meeting on Friday, CEO Tim Cook angrily defended Apple’s environmentally-friendly practices against a request from the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) to drop those practices if they ever became unprofitable.

NCPPR put forward a shareholder’s proposal asking Apple to disclose how much it spends on sustainability programs. If those costs detracted from Apple’s bottom line, the NCPPR demanded that Apple discontinue the programs and commit only to projects that are explicitly profitable. Cook apparently became angry at the group’s request.

…reportedly, Cook said “If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock.”  We’ll get to that in a second, but first off: Continue reading Apple’s Tim Cook’s tiresome Greenie hypocrisy.