Sunday, November 26, 2006

No, seriously, tell us what you really think

The Chicago Sun-Times does not, repeat not, like the Microsoft Zune:
The Zune is a square wheel, a product that's so absurd and so obviously immune to success that it evokes something akin to a sense of pity....

The Zune is a complete, humiliating failure. Toshiba's Gigabeat player, for example, is far more versatile, it has none of the Zune's limitations, and Amazon sells the 30-gig model for 40 bucks less.

Throw in the Zune's tail-wagging relationship with music publishers, and it almost becomes important that you encourage people not to buy one.
This is, I'm sure, exactly the kind of attention Microsoft wanted a month before Christmas.

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