Ugh. My apologies for the difficulties many of you had this weekend trying to watch “Extrapolations” — the excellent new streaming series from director Scott Z. Burns which we had told you about on my podcast and Substack, and that Apple was allowing the public to watch for free this past week.
I am so use to Apple thinking that free is never really free I didn't notice the hoops and did see it and I am so glad I did and good for you for letting us know about it and good for you for reminding Apple ( and me) what free means. Everyone should se this more than once! You remain the Best of the bests. Thank you.
Mike, it’s Yom Kippur. Heavy day for my father’s people. In the spirit of Steve Jobs... Apple may atone. You needn’t. You tried. How do you spell Mensch? You epitomize what matters most, Mike.
As always, your integrity and willingness to bare all for the betterment of us all shines through again. You are amazing in so many ways: from your talents to your wisdom, but it is your personal integrity and the value of your word that truly set you apart. It is a true honor to hear your words and be able to see the world through your knowledgeable, aware eyes. Your sharing of the state of issues from your vantage point provide an insight I would not have otherwise and I value it deeply. I'm grateful for you.
I don’t expect much to be free any more. Like all the political blurbs and”Will you sign this . . . “ or “we only need one more democrat to sign before midnight.” I’m now on a very fixed income and cannot donate like I used to. I want to. Just can’t. Let me sign. Write or call instead of money. I can be useful to you. But I can’t send money. How do I show my support??!?!?!
As ever, you’re the brave one. Thank you SO much.
Yes, Mike. Everything today is pay-to-play. I recently had my phone service literally diminish by about 50%. I was so aggravated by the shoddy response I got from ATT that I wrote the office of the president. They got back to me, ascertained the problem and offered to “fix” it for an extra ten dollars a month. I was floored. They insisted they were (get this) “giving me the best deal.” I told them they were in the wrong conversation. This was about fixing a problem they created, not about deals. There was no deal here. It took several conversations (to their credit, they stayed in the conversation). In the end, nothing was resolved. I moved the signal booster in my house to different spots until I got ALMOST (like 80% maybe) as good service as before.
You did the right thing. So glad you let us know about this series. And the director…the interview…were both really great.
So, it looks like Apple said, "Yah, I got yer extrapolations, riiiight here."
In the end, Corporations are the greediest "People" on the planet. Corporations don't breathe the air or drink the water or walk in the fields, they just dump their waste on it all.
A few months ago, I bought a new iPhone (14) and had just signed up for free Apple TV for 3 months, so the connection worked just fine and I was able to sign up without difficulty and BINGED for close to 8 hrs! It was very interesting and I'm glad to have seen the 8 episodes.
"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." Mark Twain
I watched the first episode with no inconvenience or hassles. I would not have known of the series without reading your announcement of it, so good person, no apologies warranted. It is good.
I did not try to watch beyond that because beautiful fall weather and opportunities to be out in it held a lot more value to me right now than binge watching any made-for-TV series...truth-in-advertising-free or not. Maybe will return to rent it in winter when being indoors holds more attraction than now.
Time and again you’ve evidenced that in the non-fiction section, today’s true American hero looks nothing like Superman. Thanks for being and doing. You rock.
I have never been a fan of Apple nor the late Steve Jobs
Hi. This is Jane Davis, Peter Davis sister. I was able to watch quite a bit, several episodes. Then I tried to go back and see the episode with Merrill Streep. Could not do it. But you are wonderful and thanks for all your information and hopefully I can watch it on Apple Tv or whatever. Very sincerely yours forever, Jane Davis. Ps Had several people over the other nite and we watched HEARTS AND MINDS my 6th time seeing it. What a documentary.
I have an AppleTV account, meaning that Apple already HAS my Personal Data. Still, only the first episode was free.
Apple will never be a Mensch!