Apple Content vs. the rest of the world (was iPad.

30 Jan 2010 - 6:31pm
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Neil Cadsawan wrote:
> While Apple may have shown the way for the music business to stay
> alive, look at the price we pay. We _have_ to use iTunes to watch
> any video we purchase through the iTunes Store. We put up with the
> DRM in iTunes.

You might, but I don't, and neither do many of my friends. I either
buy/rip physical CDs or buy MP3 or FLAC files directly from artists,
record labels, or amazon.com. A friend of mine has the new Zune and
it's gorgeous enough that I'm considering upgrading to it when my
original 5G iPod craps out.

It's funny, but it seems like it's mostly my Mac-based friends who are
flipping out about iPod/iPad domination of all media. Those of us who
spend a significant portion of time in *nix or XP don't seem to be
feeling nearly as threatened. I get DVDs from Netflix or Amazon,
download foreign content from torrent servers, and record TV shows on my
DVR. Unless we're all forced to buy iPads, I don't see much of my
entertainment consumption changing.

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