Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Played For Sure, You Were!

Although the story is a bit old at this point, TidBITS has a nice writeup about how Microsoft is... (how to put it politely?) completely betraying their customers with their cancellation of their "Plays For Sure" DRM music system (great name, the humor is incredible, especially since they were sincere about the name -- but probably it was just marketing, and who trusts that?). The TidBITS article also points to an amusing analysis of Microsoft's "we are screwing you over but continue to trust us" letter.

I am reminded of the Microsoft (re)makes the iPod packaging video from a few years ago. This is why we don't want Microsoft to buy Yahoo; Yahoo would be destroyed (in several ways).