Jobs Zooming Zune

kinnon —  October 16, 2006 — 3 Comments

Steve Jobs is too smart by half. Commenting in a web-exclusive Newsweek article from yesterday:

Question from Newsweek:

Microsoft has announced its new iPod competitor, Zune. It says that this device is all about building communities. Are you worried?

In a word, no. I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left! You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.

There is a certain irony that this is on the MSNBC site. [HT: Reddit]

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3 responses to Jobs Zooming Zune

  1. It takes longer to clean the wax off his nasty earbud than to transfer a song.

  2. Gross. But you did make me smile.

    Zune won’t be shipping with earbuds???

  3. The real reason hes not worried is that the Zune doesnt have a chance of being half as cool as the iPod.

    But really, I’d say Engaget probably has it right saying that

    “You make a good point, Steve(that the Zunes’ sharing sucks), but we’ve heard you sing this tune before, like when the original Mac didn’t have networking capabilities and you basically told people to resort to sneakernet — of course, eventually Macs were able to connect with one another. So, we’ll agree with you that the wireless capabilities on the Zune kinda suck out of the box, but we’ll also bet that you’re already at work on some wireless action for a future iPod, no matter how hard you might deny it now.”


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