From the DF Archives: ‘Closed Is Open’

Speaking of Apple’s supposedly “closed” iPod/iTunes architecture, this fireball from October 2003 is a real hoot in light of the last three years of iPod success and Microsoft’s Zune initiative.

It’s funny, really: with the Zune, which doesn’t use PlaysForSure DRM and which instead uses its own DRM that doesn’t work with PlayForSure players, Microsoft has effectively stabbed every PlayForSure device maker in the back. That’s openness, Microsoft-style.

Friday, 1 December 2006