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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
In Web Manifesto, Apple's Jobs Calls for End to DRMMe, in WinInfo, pointing out the obvious:
There are times when Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs seem well ahead of the curve, releasing products and services that easily trump anything the competition is doing. And then there are times when Apple is a follower, though the company tries, in such cases, to pretend that it is leading the way. This is an example of the latter case.Translation: DRM is bad, but if we must have it, make it interoperable. Microsoft is willing to license Windows Media to Apple. Apple should be willing to license FairPlay as well. It's that simple. We can talk about imaginary worlds where everything is free (free as in non-DRM'd) and no one steals, but let's talk about reality a bit, eh?
And while we're at it, iTunes customers should be demanding higher quality music from Apple as well. 128 Kbps wasn't cool a few years ago, but it's a joke now. Heck, you can even get lossless ("HD") music from some Windows Media-based services now. As I've said all along, choice is good.Permalink ]