that modern electronic devices don't seem like they're your property. Instead, they feel like you paid a shitload of money for a loaner. I think of how little I'm allowed to do, like on a computer, with my OWN DAMN PROPERTY. I mean I bought my computer and I have to deal with all of Vista's bullshit because microsoft makes me. granted, in theory I could do whatever I wanted, but it simply isn't really worth it.
The iPod, and most apple products are most guilty of this. Take for instance the first iPods battery. It couldn't be replaced, but was a throw away. They wouldn't replace it. Yet you paid for it, it was yours and they were telling you "ha ha, who cares what you want, we got your money fuck you!" and the way I constantly have to use POS apple programs with apple stuff because they make me. For some reason, because of all this dependence on other companies to keep my electronics working, I never feel like I own what I forked out, on some occasions over two grand for. AND THAT PISSES ME OFF! This is why I will never pay for "apple tv" or anything that keeps all my stuff beholden to an evil corporation like apple.