It will only be a matter of time before the world gets completely fed up with Steve Jobs, Apple Computer, and all their "Big Ugly" antics.
And when it finally happens, it will seem like it happened overnight.
Society only tolerates one or two bad boys (or girls) at a time. And once societal 'permission' is withdrawn, they're quickly kicked to the curb and reviled, thereby paving the way for a new crop of DeBas (i.e. Designated Bastards) to replace them.
I'm guessing it will start in Europe since they don't even have the paltry excuse of 'showing support for a successful domestic
company' to motivate them to defend Apple.
Can hardly wait.
Note: I also don't buy about 75% of the story. I find it hard to believe someone working for Apple would be that careless considering how fanatical the company is about security. And I'm even more skeptical after hearing that same employee was able to keep his job when Apple has fired people for far far less.
Sorry, but the whole thing is starting to sound like one big setup; or a publicity stunt that didn't quite go according to script.
Maybe next time, Apple could just ask the police to go over to Mr. Chen's place and threaten to kick the living tar out of him? That's what their plant security guys did to that news photographer over in China.
Global Village, right?