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Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:46 pm
by Jack McOck
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/ ... 6Y20130513

From the article:

During his first year in office, French president François Hollande has done a remarkable job turning a round France's dwindling economy... [A] newly proposed tax, targeting technology giants such as Apple and Google—who have had the nerve to create products that people genuinely like—should help fuel a new generation of locally produced goods that, despite their inferior quality, should at least have the merit of being more français.

I for one salute François Hollande in this noble effort, and wish him and his kin the very best of luck.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:57 pm
by LoopStationZebra
FUCK APPLE AND FUCK GOOGLE.

:x

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:51 pm
by H20nly
this reminds me of my well made French... well made... French... shit i don't have anything well made and French. never mind.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 pm
by lowshelf
What about your french made costume?

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:11 am
by Dillinger63
I like French Toast and French Fries, do they count?

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:47 am
by SuburbanThug
France has been a great supporter of the arts for quite a while now. God forbid they ask for things or expect people to conduct themselves according to their cultural standards while in their country.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:52 am
by H20nly
lowshelf wrote:What about your french made costume?
that's right!! i have that, but Loopstation refuses to model it for me because it doesn't match his pink pumps. :x

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:01 am
by bastien
H20nly wrote:this reminds me of my well made French... well made... French... shit i don't have anything well made and French. never mind.
That's it, I'm burning my Arturia and Ohm force plugins. And balls if I'm getting on one of those easyjet planes again, either.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:04 am
by Jack McOck
bastien wrote:
H20nly wrote:this reminds me of my well made French... well made... French... shit i don't have anything well made and French. never mind.
That's it, I'm burning my Arturia and Ohm force plugins. And balls if I'm getting on one of those easyjet planes again, either.
Nonsense! I'm happy that Hollande will be giving Apple's money to Ohm Force. Maybe that way they can finally finish their Studio.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:33 am
by TomViolenz
bastien wrote:
H20nly wrote:this reminds me of my well made French... well made... French... shit i don't have anything well made and French. never mind.
That's it, I'm burning my Arturia and Ohm force plugins. And balls if I'm getting on one of those easyjet planes again, either.
Pretty sure Easyjet is British...

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:46 am
by TomViolenz
:x

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:56 am
by Jack McOck
TomViolenz wrote:I certainly will not get onto the McOck (who certainly does not have right wing conservative views, like denouncing everything he doesn't understand as "socialism" :roll: ) "bash the French" wagon!
It seems though that there are not as many high tech products from France as one would expect from such a highly developed nation.
I blame it on their perceived cultural superiority, exactly like it is portrayed in the Reuters article.
I'm confused. Do I stand here accused of being conservative or republican?

:x

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:52 am
by LoopStationZebra
H20nly wrote: Loopstation pink pumps. :x

I LOVE MY PINK PUMPS!

:x

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:41 pm
by andydes
TomViolenz wrote: It seems though that there are not as many high tech products from France as one would expect from such a highly developed nation.
Do nuclear power stations count? Think we're due to buy a load off them.

There's actually plenty of high tech companies in France, but most people only think of
consumer products like phones, TVs and computers.

They have a pretty successful car industry though.

Re: Socialism will save us all (technology edition)

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:07 pm
by TomViolenz
andydes wrote:
TomViolenz wrote: It seems though that there are not as many high tech products from France as one would expect from such a highly developed nation.
Do nuclear power stations count? Think we're due to buy a load off them.

There's actually plenty of high tech companies in France, but most people only think of
consumer products like phones, TVs and computers.

They have a pretty successful car industry though.
:x