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Lets be honest, the Government only does a few things Good.

Innovation, customer satisfaction, quality service, efficiency are things we have not come to expect from Govt.... not because Gov't is bad..... but because it was never designed to do the things we now ask it to do.

Ironically, the Gov't knows this, thats why when the Gov't really needs something done.... it hires a private company to do it.

Now I present to you Al-Gores, latest invention.

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Steve Jobs's new trick: the Apple tablet

Rumours are rife that Steve Jobs is about to unveil a revolutionary touchscreen gadget

Feverish speculation all over the internet, gadget shoppers nearing mass hysteria and pundits predicting our lives will never be the same. It must mean that an Apple product launch is on the way.

The company that makes the Mac computer, iPod music player and iPhone is reportedly poised to launch a tablet computer – small enough to carry in a handbag or briefcase but big enough to comfortably surf the web, read newspapers and watch films. It could be Apple's latest billion-dollar jackpot.

Months of rumour and hype have reached a crescendo in recent days with Mashable.com: Apple Tablet May Launch in September and be in the shops by Christmas. Such is the fascination with all things Apple that blogs are humming with speculation and a new mention of the tablet crops up on Twitter around every eight minutes.

"The Apple magic is great technology and great marketing," said Leander Kahney, a blogger and author of The Cult of Mac. "We've seen it with the iPod, the iPhone and, before that, the Mac. That's why this is so exciting."

He added: "They've been working on this for the past six years. People expect it to be the ultimate Apple surprise. This thing will knock people's socks off."

Apple product launches are celebrated rituals where the talismanic Jobs, in black sweater and jeans, stands on a stage in San Francisco and unveils the company's latest innovation, cheered by adulatory crowds with near religious fervour. The Californian giant has sold more 200 million iPods since their launch in 2001.

Famously secretive, Apple has refused to comment on the tablet speculation. But Tim Cook, its chief operating officer, recently hinted that the company was working on something "very innovative". Jobs – now back at work after a six-month leave of absence following a liver transplant – is thought to have been personally involved in the development of the device over the past two years.

The tablet is rumoured to be any size and scale between the iPhone and the MacBook laptop. Some have described the tablet as a "Kindle-killer", potentially usurping the Amazon Kindle and other electronic book readers. It would be billed as a solution for people who work a lot on the move but don't want to carry a laptop. What experts believe would set the tablet apart would be that, instead of a keyboard, it would use a touch-sensitive screen. Kahney said: "Apple will totally rejig the computing experience. You won't manipulate a keyboard and mouse any more but rather use an intuitive touchscreen. It will very tactile. It will be a whole new paradigm."

It might also prove the launchpad for an "iTunes for newspapers", allowing commuters to read news on screen instead of in print. Even magazines might be reproduced convincingly on the high-resolution screen. Kahney said: "Instead of reading a review of a band, you could have audio and video embedded and listen to them and watch them being interviewed."

Expectations flared recently when Gene Munster, a technology research analyst, said that he had had discussions with an Asian component supplier that claimed to have received orders for a touchscreen device which needed to be filled by the end of the year. Munster took this as evidence that Apple would launch a tablet in early 2010.

He estimated that an Apple tablet, with an onscreen keyboard like the iPhone, would cost around $600 (£363), putting it between the highest-end iPod Touch at $399 and the MacBook, which starts at $999. At $600, Munster calculated that sales of 2 million tablets could add $1.2bn (£727m) to Apple's sales next year.

Sales of Apple laptops are stalling as they face competition from netbooks, the smaller and lighter laptops that have proved popular among students. Rival companies have also introduced tablets but lack the hype that guarantees Apple mountains of free publicity.

andfinally.com, a technology author and blogger, warned, however, that Apple's run of dramatic breakthroughs was unlikely to last for ever. "If Steve Jobs stands up and announces this, it could be his last hurrah. The technology industry has matured and, unless Apple does something completely unexpected, we have a pretty good idea what this will look like. The world has been shaped by technology in such a way that it is no longer surprising."

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Danno what the hell are you talking about.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the 400 richest American households earned a total of $US138 billion, up from $US105 billion a year earlier. That's an average of $US345 million each, on which they paid a tax rate of just 16.6 per cent.

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The Gov is technically have been in charge of computers for the past few decades. They regulate the power supplies, the FCC has standards of EMF for the computers, etc...What the main title of this thread try to accomplish is nothing.

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Apple is not designed for the technical people who works with real data manipulation. It's design for those who aren't as smart in the technology field.

Pretty close, there. But I'd say Apple products are presentation-based, not that they're for the not-so-smart. :thumbs:

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I ask this same question all the time about you! :whistle:

Danno what the hell are you talking about.

I'm sure this will all make sense when Danno adds his links to Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan.

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I ask this same question all the time about you! :whistle:

Danno what the hell are you talking about.

I'm sure this will all make sense when Danno adds his links to Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan.

Free Spirit, you are back!

How was the beach dude?

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It's a conspiracy. The government is trying to program our brains.

Gezz. You have one half of the country trying to move into the 21st century and advance the country's technology. Yet at the same time you also have the other who thinks only the military is an investment. Biggest irony, without technology the military is finished. When it comes to one on one combat, your soldiers don't exactly know what they are doing. Hence the loss to Vietnam, a third world country. :lol:

It certainly isn't some pickup driving fool, working on the technology; that's for sure. My friends brother up here works for Northrop Grumman. The guy has more degrees than some of you have braincells. But speaking to a few who are in the military, it seems many falsely assume its fools like them that are designing the equipment; guess again. The biggest challenge for the engineers is Making the equipment simple enough so that the stupid can operate it. Maybe they should team up with apple after all.

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According to the Internal Revenue Service, the 400 richest American households earned a total of $US138 billion, up from $US105 billion a year earlier. That's an average of $US345 million each, on which they paid a tax rate of just 16.6 per cent.

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