Mr. Steve announced that he wasn't a big fan of DRM. You might have missed that if you were rescued late this afternoon from an uncharted island in the South Pacific.
What does it mean?
It means exactly zip-point- shit.
Steve Jobs stated an opinion. Everybody who knows how to spell A-P-P-L-E is on the internet opining about what it means. It means Steve Jobs has an opinion. Now, if Apple, Inc. (or the RIAA or the "Big Four") actually acts on that and does something because of it, that will mean something.
I, myself, personally think Steve Jobs is a visionary. If all these nattering knuckleheads were able to successfully second guess El Jobso on a regular basis, he wouldn't be a visionary. Steve has a plan. It seems to be working.
All the posturing and postulating about "What it means" is about as useful as long underwear in hell.
With all the name calling going on from both sides of the MS/Apple aisle, you'd think His Steveness had announced his candidacy for President.
As a Republican.
All he did was say, "Stop bitching to me about DRM. Take your whiny ass down the hall and bitch to the record companies. Oh yeah, and Europe -- kiss my ass."
Apple's stock went up two bucks today.
I'm still going to buy an iPhone.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Posted by Rip Ragged at 6:11 PM