Choice Cuts

 
 
By Steve Gillmor  |  Posted 2004-01-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble blends two raging threads: Dean vs. Kerry and Microsoft vs. Apple. In the latter case, Robert defends Microsoft's music player strat

Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble blends two raging threads: Dean vs. Kerry and Microsoft vs. Apple. In the latter case, Robert defends Microsofts music player strategy as hardware choice vs. Apples "lock-in" format.

But Scott Mace gets it right: "Apparently, millions of users would rather limit their hardware choices if it means they have more choice when it comes to data and software." It doesnt matter what Microsofts DRM licensing is like today, Robert. If Redmond controls the market, then well find out just what were allowed to do with our Windows Media Players. Keep on rockin in the free world, Apple.


 
 
 
 
Steve Gillmor is editor of eWEEK.com's Messaging & Collaboration Center. As a principal reviewer at Byte magazine, Gillmor covered areas including Visual Basic, NT open systems, Lotus Notes and other collaborative software systems. After stints as a contributing editor at InformationWeek Labs, editor in chief at Enterprise Development Magazine, editor in chief and editorial director at XML and Java Pro Magazines, he joined InfoWorld as test center director and columnist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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