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Re: <nettime> taking IPR to the next level
Carl Guderian on Tue, 25 Jan 2005 03:36:46 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> taking IPR to the next level


Whoa nelly! The New York Times / Int'l Herald Tribune
covered this late last fall, citing someone who bought
one of the new 25" flat screen displays in the US and
found it wouldn't work in Europe.

Most likely, Apple did this as a money-saving measure,
with the whopping side benefit of limiting users'
ability to, well, buy on the grey market. Shame,
because that dual-power capability was one thing you
could count on from Apple until now. 

For Nintendo doing the same thing is plain stupid.
Lots of people take their Nintendos when traveling.
Power versatility is the essence of portability. If
Apple did the same with their i/Powerbooks, that would
be commercial suicide.

So I think it's more to marginally boost the profit
margin.

Carl

--- nettime's_roving_reporter <nettime {AT} bbs.thing.net>
wrote:

>      [slashdotted? fine. amazing nonetheless. it's more than a little
>      interesting to speculate about what region-enocding could infect
>      next. money? :) --mod (tb)]
>
>
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB110593238031627672-IFjgYNmlad4nJysa3qHa6yAm5,00.html
>
> 
>    Electronics With Borders: Some Work Only in the U.S.
> 
>    By DAVID PRINGLE and STEVE STECKLOW Staff Reporters of THE WALL
>    STREET JOURNAL January 17, 2005; Page B1


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