Apparently the South-Peninsula Cupertino-Computer-Cult decided that some weird and intrusive kind of .Gov Eco-extortion via “Green-Syndication” was too expensive to be of use to its consumers (and its bottom line), so in a raging, foot-stomping big freak-out the Über-sensitive Hipster-Hoipolloi on the Green-bandwagon up in Frosty SanFrandisco have decided to excommunicate them:
San Francisco plans to suspend purchases of Apple Inc. (AAPL) computers after the company stopped participating in an environmental certification program used by governments and universities to make purchasing decisions.
Will a further level of Unionist leg-breaking and social-extortion now extend to that decision? Or will it have a negligible effect as things move to the Cloud (Of Confusion and Hackability).
The city’s policy doesn’t apply to iPhones and iPads, he said.
So, oOh Noes!! My guess is echoed by the WSJ who state: “Major significance? No,” said Michael Gartenberg, an analyst at Gartner, of Apple’s rejection of the standard. “Given the relatively small percentage [of organizations] that require 100% EPEAT-compliance, it’s not going to make a whole lot of difference to Apple.” So the cocaine party in Disco-Town can continue with all righteous anger directed blindly at outsiders who won’t play ball, or suck on them.
UPDATE: On reflection it’s interesting to note how swiftly the city enacted their display of opprobrium – the quick and cutting move to censure and denunciate the Eco-heretical Apple and enact sanctions – almost as if they think someone is watching, someone who desperately cares. Is it Granny-Nancy Pelosi who they seek to placate?