Episode 46 - A Warehouse Full of Minitel Terminals

 
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Yup, we're back. Don't worry, we just took a little break.
So, today is Isabelle's birthday, so there's that.
Our topic though, is not birthdays, but, the recent fine the European Union has slapped on Google. The deal here is, that if you make an Android phone, and you want to use the google play store, you can't fork Android. I mean, you CAN, but then you don't get the play store. The EU doesn't like this much.
This brought me in mind of the unequal treaties imposed on China, Japan and Korea (by Japan no less).
Mercantilism, Autarky, and even the future!
Oh yeah, the singularity is silly.
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