The iPod's Achilles Heel? It's er... Reader's Digest

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
    #1
  2. macrumors 68000

    Silencio

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #2
    More typical drivel from Orlowski. He claims that eMusic emphasizes editorial content on their music store, but iTunes doesn't? I can tell you that Apple has some incredibly talented and knowledgeable people working on iTunes editorial, covering a surprisingly wide range of music.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    Loge

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #3
    Yet another claim that music subscription services are the way forward, but no evidence of any demand for them from consumers. emusic is really a purchase model like iTunes, but packaged as a subscription.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #4
    I already wrote about this in my blog; Orlowski is completely wrong about the money, the difference between eMusic and Real's Rhapsody, and the realities of the subscription services.

    How does this guy have a job?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    #5
    Seems like a lot of people are jostling to be recognised as the first person to announce the death of the iPod/iTMS and so whenever something similar is released, they immediately declare that THIS will be the Next Great Thing.

    ZUUUUUUNE!
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    Silencio

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #6
    He fits right in at The Register, where nobody has a clue.

    The side of the road is littered with the wreckage of media-annointed Next Great Things. I think that little carcass of the Dell DJ Ditty is still smoldering. :p It's not so much that clueless journalists are trying to be first in line, more like they're trying to keep that little self-propagating feedback loop going.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #7
    Does anyone like the Register? I think we should quit linking to them on MacBytes. Their articles suck, and we just give them more hits on their site.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #8
    I second this motion, especially Orlowski's claptrap, he's just as trollish as Devorak.
     

Share This Page