Tech reality check- iPhone hoopla and Microsoft vs. newspapers

by Jason Gross

10 June 2008

 

Two fine articles clear away some stinkin’ thinking about recent technology.  First up is this CNet article that goes against all of the sweaty love and worship of Apple’s launch of the iPhone, providing a much needed reality check about the hoopla.  Amazing how many news org’s kiss Steve Jobs’ feet again and again as if he’s Midas.  He did corner the market on digital media players but he’s got a long way to go to conquer the phone market, even with all the bells and whistles he adds to his gadget.  Then there’s this Seattle Post-Intelligencer article where Bill Virgin pushes back against Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, who’s telling people to dig graves for newspapers.  Virgin rightfully asks “Isn’t it Microsoft that should be more worried about their future…?”

 

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