Posts Tagged ‘Spotify’

Steve Jobs = Robert Mugabe?

October 9, 2010

Let’s face it, Apple lovers can no longer claim Apple is the benevolent alternative to the evil empire in Microsoft. The people who build iPhones and iPads continue to be abused and exploited in China and now they seem to have evil plans to kill the greatest app I use regularly–Spotify. If Apple can create a program that is better than iTunes then that’s one thing. But Spotify is so much better than iTunes it’s hard to believe. For instance, Spotify responds to the play pause forward and backward keys on my MacBook faster than iTunes does and iTunes is an Apple program! The search function is extremely quick unlike iTunes. I don’t have to download another version of Spotify every month like I have to do with iTunes. And so on. If iTunes can replicate those great features then fine. But it’s not real capitalism for it to just muscle a better product out of its competition just so it can suck. It’s become Microsoft.

It’s not unlike those promising liberators in certain African countries who, once they get into power, end up being just as bad as they guys they replace.

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Should I be embarrassed about coming to this so late in the game?

November 19, 2009

For whatever reason, I’ve never really listened to David Bowie until recently. It’s not that I’ve never gotten into his work, it’s that I don’t feel like I ever got the chance. I spent high school listening to the classic rock stations out of Dallas and got a good fill of the Beatles, the Stones, Zeppelin, the Who, Skynyrd, Queen, Cream, etc., but I rarely heard Bowie. (more…)