Wow. Just when you thought the snobby elitism of Apple's corporate culture couldn't get any higher, you find out they are voiding people's warranties and hiding behind OSHA as a fake reason to.
Hate to break the news to the anti-smoking crowd, but second hand cigarette smoke is NOT an OSHA violation.
"Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)…It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded."
-Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Ass't Sec'y, OSHA, To Leroy J Pletten, PHD, July 8, 1997
Certainly not the "thirdhand" smoke that would be in someone's laptop. What B.S., Apple. Your hardware already costs more, so now you're going to try to reduce costs by screwing your customers. Real nice.
Next up? Cat owners!
"Finger Prince? I don't think so." -Animaniacs
"Another head? What would I need 3 of them for?" -Barney Rubble
Because of course students should pay for their own, and nobody else should contribute. That would be socialism! Oh no! Much better that the poor are made to be dumber in the name of our overly-capitalist-worshiping ideals.
Fuck that. Just because you speak Chinese doesn't mean your search results should be censored. And fuck Microsoft for going along with that.
The greed of capitalism combined with the non-humanity of corporations means that profit == oppression in many situations — and this is one of them.
November 22, 2009