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Fleshing out the anti-politics policy

Having conferred with Brad via PM, I want to clarify this board's policy with respect to political discussions.

If a political issue affects Apple as a company more than it would most companies, it's fair game for discussion here. A hypothetical example would be if Congress were debating a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to download any media file to more than one device. Clearly, Apple would be affected a lot more by the outcome of such a debate than would, say, IBM, Dell, HP, etc.

If a political issue affects the macro economy in some way, but doesn't affect Apple any more than it would any other company, it is not a topic for discussion here.
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212862What are you suggesting Apple should spend that money on instead? Designing AI cZen Dollar Round-5 hours ago
212861TECH China’s $47.5 billion chip fund will likely focus on AI amid U.S. export cuDoren-5 hours ago
212860Succession at Apple: The Insiders Poised to Take Over Top Roles Apple’s managemZen Dollar Round1last Friday
212859Yet another reason not to use Windows: New Windows AI feature records everythinZen Dollar Round-last Thursday
212858I suspect India will eventually become a major consumer of iPhones as their popuZen Dollar Round3May 15
212857Huawei flagship store surge in China signals showdown with AppleDoren-May 15
212856you did it again? (Advice: Stay away from her) [youtube video]Stock Puppy1May 11
212855oopsDoren-May 10
212854> The ad is getting a lot of airplay. Apple apologizes for controversial iPaZen Dollar Round-May 9
212853When I get some time I'm going to write the true story of how tech screwed mDoren-May 9
212852The ad is getting a lot of airplay. Apple is a long way from the days of yore. Doren-May 9
212851Art, ". . . many people try to take advantage of an idea by patenting the NAG11May 9
212850". . . many people try to take advantage of an idea by patenting the idea bArt Bechhoefer-May 9
212849> Really, how many albums were worth buying for all the songs in the past yeaZen Dollar Round-May 8
212848ZDR, Whether accurate or not, Apple is widely believed to have harmed the econoNAG1-May 8
212847> Who would ever go into business trusting Apple as a business partner??? A Zen Dollar Round3May 8
212846> attempt to get some value out of the ~$10B Who would ever go into businessDoren1May 8
212845> it's like having a meal that you expect to be delicious but it consistsDoren-May 8
212844This has to be the dumbest ad Apple has ever put out for one of their products: Zen Dollar Round2May 8
212843I have no idea, I don't make the news, I just post it here. :-) It would maZen Dollar Round2May 7
212842isn’t this just another “boy who cried wolf moment?” like AI, like a 5g modem, lmanning18-May 7
212841Asking AI anything is like asking something from artificial intelligence. It&#Stock Puppy1May 7
212840Watch Apple’s “Let Loose” iPad event in under 12 minutes. We’ve got you coveredZen Dollar Round-May 7
212839Apple announces M4, new iPad Pro, iPad Air, software updates Apple announced iZen Dollar Round-May 7
212838They are quite popular and I've heard the same. It's good to have solidZen Dollar Round-May 7
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