On 3 Feb 2005, at 13:09, fuzzbucket wrote:
> Or maybe it's that 80% of Microsoft employees like to embrace DRM.
Don't confused the iTunes Music Store with the iPod. I have about
5,000 tracks on my iPods, only about 50 of these are iTMS purchases
(and hence DRM'd). There is nothing inherently "DRM-friendly" about
Personally, I think Apple's adoption of a DRM tech was necessary in
order to get the iTMS off the ground; they simply couldn't have
persuaded the music production industry to supply content without DRM.
> Or that they can't recognise an inferior product.
I'm sorry, I simply can't let this past without comment. People who
bitch, moan and carp about the iPod being "inferior" in this or that
fashion don't understand how perfectly the iPod is targeted at its
market. The iPod's user interface is as close to perfect as it's
possible to have in a device of this size and power; it is uncluttered,
unencumbered with featuritis, and gives direct, fast access to the
music without any other crap. 70% of the market (or whatever it is)
isn't because of consumer stupidity; it's because the product is
genuinely, demonstrably better for the market at which it's aimed.
> I mean, you'd think if you pay that much they could at least chuck in
> a decent pair of earphones :)
I've long wondered why they don't include the in-ear phones instead of
the "coin" ones. I guess some people prefer them.
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146 / www.colm.buckley.name
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