If Apple weren't among the bottom of major tech companies in overall "greenness", you'd have a valid point, +Ken Clive. Honestly, though, I don't really care about it. I just hate Apple and their sue-everyone-because-the-retarded-USPTO-gives-us-a-ton-of-patents-nobody-should-be-granted philosophy.
+Ken Clive I think you've brought up a good point, in that there are significant problems with the underlying patent system. Should some of the patents in question have ever been granted? Could Apple find better ways to protect legitimate intellectual property without looking like asses? Are the courts savvy enough to understand just what all is going on and rule accordingly? I think those are all good questions that this whole conversation has brought up. We just need to be patient while it all sorts itself out.
+Ken Clive - You are correct in that Apple is not the only one abusing it, but where other companies are just kind of proverbially slapping people around, Apple is stabbing infants in the eye, you might say. They're abusing it on a scale significantly above and beyond any other major tech company. Even the famed Larry Ellison of Oracle, as ruthless a businessman as exists today, hasn't gone this far.
And on top of the ongoing joke in Cali courtrooms I find it weird that Lucy Koh is even considered fit to be the judge in the light of her former employer, yea that's right it's Apples longtime law firm that handle all their litigations...
You see what you want to see, +Justin Oroz. Check the "greenness" of their Chinese manufacturing and lay your case out with some evidence, rather than just saying what looks to be your opinion on the matter?
Stopped reading that article as soon as it associated nuclear power with being dirty, like coal power. "despite the fact it generates its power largely from dirty coal and nuclear, which runs counter to a general trend toward a desire for greener sources of energy."
Nuclear power is the cleanest damned power we can produce on a large scale.