Zune Dead at Age 5

Story: The Death of Zune, the Resurrection of WebOS & Kernel.org ReturnsTotal Replies: 1
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Oct 08, 2011
9:41 AM EDT
I've saved the following quote for 5 years. I read it, probably on wired.com, right when the Zune was coming out, and all the Wagg Ed shills and MS Fanbois predicted Zune would take over the world, just like Windows did:

Quoting: "Avoid," is my general message. The Zune is a square wheel, a product that's so absurd and so obviously immune to success that it evokes something akin to a sense of pity...

That's Andy Ihnatko writing. Just like only Microsoft could introduce a "serious" operating system in 1994 without a network-transparent windowing system (NT), only Microsoft could produce something as apparently horrible as Zune and still see memorial service articles about it in the trade press.

Oct 08, 2011
2:18 PM EDT
That is a wonderful quote, and well worth saving. Remember Ballmer going on about 'squirting'? Ew.

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