David Kirkpatrick

October 28, 2009

Digial Rights Management …

Filed under: Arts, Business, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:35 pm

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flickr / Martin Krzywinski

This image is great. For the life of me I remain astounded by the success of the iPod/iTunes. I understand the branding quick-to-market aspects, but the iPod is a terrible tech device and standard. Ridiculous proprietary files, a history of just crippling DRM and many, many, many better and less expensive options out there. I know multiple people who lost massive collections of iTunes music because of the non-consumer/non-user friendly backbone of the service.