June 12, 2007
I’m not really a geek though I sometimes play one to great effect. Geeks are weird. I know that, you know that, its just one of those things in life you have to accept. But why in heavens name would you brand yourself with the logo for a crappy first gen Microsoft brick? There is another image and the funniest fanboy love fest happening in the comments on the site, its well worth the visit if only to see geek homoerotica in action. Of course, mszunefan (pictured below) may get the last laugh if this proves to be a fairly well done Photoshop hoax. I really really hope its a hoax.
November 27, 2006
Unless MS does something amazingly stoopid and unseemly I promise not to post anything else about the Zune. But this article from the Chicago Sun-Times is the latest (and perhaps most brutal) support for my view that the Zune is a flop.
Then go ahead and buy a Zune. You’ll find that the Zune Planet orbits the music industry’s Bizarro World, where users aren’t allowed to do anything that isn’t in the industry’s direct interests.
Ouch! Now thats harsh and a fitting note on which to end my Zune obsession.
November 15, 2006
I came across this YouTube clip on Spicy Gadget Roll of a Zune review on CNN. All I can say is OUCH! Its supposed to be one of those normal softball reviews TV networks are famous for and it starts off well enough but by the end Soledad has her iPod Shuffle out and they are debating the problems with MS design. Its too funny, you gotta watch it:
November 15, 2006
PaidContent has a post on the Apple teaming up with a number of airlines to have the iPod integrated into their in-flight entertainment options. The article points out that the timing matched the retail launch of MS’s Zune player and serve’s as a reminder of just how far MS will have to go before it can dislodge Apple from its dominant DMP position.
November 14, 2006
Today the Zune player from Windows will explode from the shelves of 30,000 stores around the country, to what I anticipate will be the collective yawn of a “me-to” device weary public.
Will Microsoft spend billions pushing the Zune player on the market? Yes.
Will they make a huge splash in the press? Yes.
Will they put out a press release within a week and tout how many Zune’s they’ve foisted off on unsuspecting luddites sold? Yes.
Will it fail get any real traction and have a minimal impact on the market for digital players? Yes!
Now some might say I’m simply playa hatin’ (excuse the pun and the misappropriated vernacular) the on the Zune, so I’ve put together this list of the top 10 reasons the Zune will fail in the market.
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