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Dec 29, 2004, 06:39 AM
 
Look at apple.com:


Probably the only company in the industry that does stuff like that. Nothing about their own products on the main page.

PS: have mercy if this is timeline material.

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Dec 29, 2004, 06:42 AM
 
I know. Saw that and thought the same.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 07:20 AM
 
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Dec 29, 2004, 07:43 AM
 
real cool of apple to do it. any other sites? (curious)

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Dec 29, 2004, 09:19 AM
 
Not that I know of... really nice of them to do that though.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 09:42 AM
 
That is very cool indeed. I remember them doing something similar after 9/11. With the Apple website being as popular as it is, this gesture is a great help. Meanwhile...

     
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Dec 29, 2004, 09:56 AM
 
Originally posted by joltguy:
That is very cool indeed. I remember them doing something similar after 9/11. With the Apple website being as popular as it is, this gesture is a great help. Meanwhile...

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 10:11 AM
 
Props to Apple
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:06 AM
 
smart move. will give them mor bisness.

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Dec 29, 2004, 11:07 AM
 
double props to apple

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Dec 29, 2004, 11:13 AM
 
www.amazon.com

They've got a Red Cross image front and center of the home page. But Apple is really impressive - they totally eliminated any self-promotion on the front page items and just have individual links to aid organizations. Nice job, Apple, I'm impressed.

On a side note: how does one contribute to these organizations and know the money is really getting to the victims? I'm always hesitant to donate because I don't know if my money will really make it to the hands of the victims. Anyone very familiar with some of these groups, and have opinions of how they do business?
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:34 AM
 
very cool of them. proud to be an apple owner
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:46 AM
 
Guess I missed whatever was on the page. What exactly was there? any screenies ?
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:47 AM
 
Originally posted by cSurfr:
Guess I missed whatever was on the page. What exactly was there? any screenies ?
Edit: Stupid proxy server had the page cached. Very classy thing for Apple to do
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:51 AM
 
I just saw this myself this morning. It shows Apple as a company with compassion.

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Dec 29, 2004, 02:10 PM
 
Originally posted by Peter:
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm
That's all well and good, but the point was that Apple changed their main page and Microsoft did not.

I don't care what the Gates Foundation does. It would be a nice gesture if Microsoft did the same as Apple.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 02:20 PM
 
I wonder why it is on amazon.com and not .ca.......Same with Apple.ca
Who reads this???
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 02:22 PM
 
It's now on the German Apple site as well.

http://www.apple.com/de/
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 05:38 PM
 
Remember Microsoft always lags behind Apple. It'll take em a few days to update their page if they are paying attention.

I'm very impressed with Apple either way. They took down the product ads from their site and have all charities and that takes a lot of class and compassion.

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Dec 29, 2004, 05:48 PM
 
Originally posted by wdlove:
It shows Apple as a company with compassion.
How?

I'm not saying its not a nice gesture, I just don't see it as a measure of their compassion.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 05:55 PM
 
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Dec 29, 2004, 06:01 PM
 
apple rocks


flashback

     
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Dec 29, 2004, 06:04 PM
 
Originally posted by i_rooster:
smart move. will give them mor bisness.
Oh yeah, Macs are gonna start flyin' off the shelves because of this..
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 09:22 PM
 
Originally posted by Daracle:
I wonder why it is on amazon.com and not .ca.......Same with Apple.ca
because the sites for the different country's are not updated at the same time. they are updated one after the other. Its only a matter of time.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 10:37 PM
 
Originally posted by joelcpa:
Oh yeah, Macs are gonna start flyin' off the shelves because of this..
I dint meen this kind of adverticement will help make produkts fly off the shelf i jest ment that it will give them more bisness, more bisness means just "more bisness" not necessarilee super saels!!

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Dec 29, 2004, 10:56 PM
 
Originally posted by ironknee:
apple rocks


flashback

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Dec 29, 2004, 11:05 PM
 
Originally posted by i_rooster:
I dint meen this kind of adverticement will help make produkts fly off the shelf i jest ment that it will give them more bisness, more bisness means just "more bisness" not necessarilee super saels!!
*Resists urge to criticize spelling*

This certainly was a classy thing for Apple to do.
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 11:25 PM
 
Apple ROCKS!!!! This company gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
The world needs more Canada.
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Dec 30, 2004, 12:24 AM
 
Originally posted by TETENAL:
It's now on the German Apple site as well.

http://www.apple.com/de/
Cool! I always get the Auswrtigen Amt
calendar from the Guthe Institute. I really didn't know what their mission was until now.
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 02:02 AM
 
What a nice thing to do.


Well, I guess its time for me to follow by example. Probably should donate some money now.
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 02:13 AM
 
I've always thought of Apple as one of the least evil tech companies out there. Some times a bit antisocial with some things, and arrogant as all get out... but they're a good company.
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 02:59 AM
 
Originally posted by funkboy:
On a side note: how does one contribute to these organizations and know the money is really getting to the victims? I'm always hesitant to donate because I don't know if my money will really make it to the hands of the victims. Anyone very familiar with some of these groups, and have opinions of how they do business?
Well, obviously the charity foundations are all over that, but not all the money they will be getting because of this will go there. I'm sure they will do everything they can, but they can't spend all their money on this, they need to save it for future disasters too. I heard the the IMF or World Bank may clear some of the nations debts too, which on a personal level is cool, but sucks in a political way or something.
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 03:44 AM
 
deja vu
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 10:55 AM
 
Originally posted by TubaMuffins:
I heard the the IMF or World Bank may clear some of the nations debts too, which on a personal level is cool, but sucks in a political way or something.
Why would it suck politically?
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 03:01 PM
 
because old bushie wants to keep the american money in america.
     
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Dec 30, 2004, 07:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Person Man:
Why would it suck politically?
it was late and i couldn't think, i meant it wouldn't be good for world economics, to just erase debt would throw things askew.
     
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Jan 9, 2005, 06:05 AM
 
I actually think this is a lot more impressive than Best Buy

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