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April 8, 2007

Another Convert To The Cut Of iPod

by Elizabeth Cook, Salisbury Post

Yes, the iPod is for every age and worth every penny. It can even be a time machine.

Why Apple Wants Freedom To Cost A Little Bit More

by John Naughton, The Observer

By bundling the lock-in freedom with something else (higher fidelity) Apple might obscure the fact that it is charging a premium for lock-in-free music.

Steve Jobs Is Whispering, 'Buy A New 80GB iPod...'

by Mark Caro, Chiacgo Tribune

I called and e-mailed two different press reps at Apple last week asking the typical life expectancy of an iPod hard drive.

No response.

IRCC Embraces iPods As Learning Tools

by Charlie Reed, TCPalm

iPods are more than just a gadget to listen to music or watch a movie. At Indian River Community College, Apple's digital media player can help you get a degree.

Everyone I Knew

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Miranda July: Ok, here I go, I'm going to make this whole Website right now on this dry-erase board.

(Yes, I've just watched You And Me And Everyone We Know, so it was a pleasant surprise for me to have stumbled on this interesting web site.)

Apple's Worst Product

by Greg Maletic

It took a phone call, a trip to System Preferences, and about three minutes to figure out how to use it. It's a case of Apple putting up a ridiculous barrier to Windows users learning the Mac, and it's as sily — though more confounding - than their refusal to put a second button on their laptops.

My view: I do not want Apple to put a second mouse button on their laptop. I've used many Windows laptop, and every single one of them is a failure, in my opinion, in this department. I only have one thumb to click, and I don't want to have to move or strain my thumb to select either the left button or the right button.

Apple's Role In Microsoft's Downfall

by Graceful Flavor

Apple made the platform the nucleus while every other OEM couldn't — because they didn't own the platform.

Is Microsoft Dead? Feh.

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

What's happening with MS is not death, but being pulled back to earth by gravity.

By Heng-Cheong Leong