Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews are taking the day off to hang out with family and friends, hopefully see the first Independence Day space shuttle launch (scheduled for 2:38pm EDT), watch fireworks, and celebrate Independence Day (United States).

If you’re celebrating today, too, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth. To everyone else, we thank you for visiting MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews!

We will resume our regular Apple-, Mac-, and iPod-related news coverage on Wednesday, July 5th.

MacDailyNews Note: Click for The Declaration of Independence.

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57 Comments

  1. Let’s try to be civil, shall we?

    Liberty Enlightening the World, known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue given to the United States by France in the late 19th century, standing at Liberty Island in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The copper statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the United States and is a gesture of friendship between the two nations. The sculptor was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, and Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, engineered the internal supporting structure.

    More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

  2. I’m just thinking of those poor Chinese sweatshop workers killing themselves for the Mac cause and here is MDN and friends taking time out from the battle for personal benefit (plus, since nothing is happening news wise here today, I thought I’d stir it up a little).

  3. Should the English celebrate Independence Day too? Are they glad to be independent from the USA? Is it a bit rude of the Americans to have it as one of their _main_ holidays?

    Imagine if the war of Independence had been lost and the Americas (South, North plus Canada) were islands belonging to England along with Northern Ireland. Then London would be the world’s pain in the … instead of Washington.

    Or what if Utah had got their way and were an independent country trapped within the US! Weird to postulate, but ultimately pointless!

    Magic word: ‘degree’ as in I have two degrees, but neither in history or politics, so ignore my rants.

  4. Happy 4th holidays & have a great 230th Birthday America!

    On the point about Chinese sweatshop workers slaving away making the vastly superior to anything else iPod, go take a look at Lenovo – the Chinese company that bought IBM’s hardware devision – and low and behold the wonders of sweatshop labor in an entire range of PC’s!

    Nike, Coca-Cola, Sony, DKNY, Levi Jeans and many more are just as guilty of using sweatshop labor to make their goods on the cheap.

    I’m not condoning the use of sweatshop labor, but Apple did launch an investigation into Apple’s partner that makes the iPod. Nearly all the other corporate organisations just sweeped the issue under the rug by denying any involvement in the use of sweatshop labor.

    MW ‘summer’ as in wow MDN it is summer!

  5. O no, it’s 4th July. I better run away from New York.

    Cos:
    1) Aliens are coming…..
    2) Godzila are coming…..
    3) Tsumami Waves are coming….
    4) Ice-age are coming…..
    5) The 70s King Kong is coming…..
    6) Astoroids are coming…..

    Run, run for your lifes……

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