Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Zune and the Apple way: "Microsoft's new Zune player, formally announced yesterday, represents an about-face for the company. Instead of going the 'Windows way,' Microsoft is going the 'Apple way,' creating a proprietary system combining hardware, software and store."
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I think the criteria for what constitutes a "special-purpose" device are highly variable, and that Microsoft tried for years to do end-to-end media delivery "the Microsoft way" before apparently opting to go it alone, but it's an important milestone in many respects.
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