Friday, January 04, 2008

One more thing on monopolies....

If you want to talk about really creepy, closed-system, monopolistic, market-domineering assholes, there's this company up in Redmond that doesn't even support all of its own frigging music formats. The technical business term for that particular strategy is, "stupid."

The fact that their music players aren't even selling as well as attractive paperweights shouldn't be considered entirely a coincidence. At least you know you'll be able to find music that will work on the iPod, and where to look.

Stacie in SD – Don't be too upset. You don't seem quite as stupid as the lawyer who took the case. Really. It's close, but the lawyer has you by a narrow margin.

Is that Alka-Seltzer ready yet?