While you were exploiting the memory of 9/11 for your own political gain, here’s what we were looking at:
- Debunking A Few Amazon Unbox Myths – The first of the rash of the major product announcements in the past week or so was Amazon’s Unbox. Remember that? Didn’t think so.
- Unbox: High Prices, Restrictive Terms – High prices and restrictive terms?? Golly! Where do I sign up!
- What is a “Webisode” Anyways? – Content generated for specifically for the web is its beast, with its own rules (which are still being established), so we shouldn’t treat it the same as content generated for other mediums.
- Why Steve Jobs Pre-announced Apple’s iTV Product – Because he’s Steve Jobs and can do whatever the hell he wants?? Er, because Apple didn’t want to get lost in the rash of product announcements.
- Hello EMI! Goooood-bye! – In which another major label does the wrong thing in the name of “protecting” their artists.
- Rushing For Gold – The dirty little secret about gold rushes is that it’s never the prospectors who get rich, but rather the hustlers who sell stuff to the prospectors. Just ask Al Swearengen. Or Mark Burnett.
- Why I Won’t Swoon For Zune – Why Microsoft’s vision of a nation of consumers beaming songs at each other like so many souped-up Palm Pilots probably won’t come to fruition.
- Zune’s Big Innovation: Viral DRM – Somehow, I don’t think that this is the Zune discussion that Microsoft wanted.
- That’s What I Like: Bob Dylan – If this article were a Bob Dylan song, it would be “Highlands:” perhaps a bit overlong, and most certainly meandering about.