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Warren Thayer

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My guess is that Apple has a product to compete with this in its own pipeline, which is why they aren't involved. It'll become common, undoubtedly, but we'll still have to make sure there are no kinks tied to fire hazards or from scientific wannabes declaring this is going...

I'd be surprised if much is done beyond some window dressing. Budgets aren't there to do a whole lot with increased security. The public will support the idea until it comes time to pay for it with increased taxes. You know where that will go. Of course, if/when we...

Hiring someone from Burberry (for $73 million, no less) to re-do the Apple stores sounds a bit like J.C. Penney hiring Ron Johnson away from Apple to fix its problems a few years back. Perhaps Apple just doesn't know what to do with all its money. So I've heard...

The right and the left will both scream bloody murder for their own reasons, but yes, the White House should intervene on behalf of the non-lunatics (hey, remember us?) who are simply trying to make a living and do business. This has gone on way, way too long, and...

The New York Attorney General's findings will affect the sale for a little while, but barring a class action suit, which is a real possibility, nothing will change long-term and this will totally blow over in six months. Greater authority for the FDA? Well, somehow, there should be teeth...

Aw, c'mon, Fred! This wasn't your first rodeo! Formal complaints to the police in 2012 and 2013? Being told by store management to stop it? Four women coming forward to say it made them uncomfortable? Others avoiding your line for the same reason? Hey, you're outta there! But maybe...

Wife and I, both comparative Luddites, have searched for and bought things on iPad and iPhone while watching TV ads. The only thing that could hurt that, for us at least, is that we've started recording all shows and then started to watch them 15 to 20 minutes into...

Bring it back for some niches, sure, because it works. But don't replicate the "big book" of 50 years ago. (Although I fondly recall seeing a donkey for sale for $99 in the Sears catalog of about 1957 and begging my father to buy one for me, to no...

Whatever benefits the one percent and their lobbyists will be most likely to be passed. There will be a lot of deal-making and nasty things included in seemingly innocuous bills, making it impossible for the public to have a good grasp of what's really going on. That's what Congress...

My friend Ben Ball said it best, and gave me my first laugh of the day. This is also nothing new, been going on forever with weird side effects. My ex from 40 years ago (before I upgraded) used to take seasonal jobs, get let go after the end...

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