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....This is, I'm sure, exactly the kind of attention Microsoft wanted a month before Christmas.
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.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
No, seriously, tell us what you really think
The Chicago Sun-Times does not, repeat not, like the Microsoft Zune: