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My girlfriend's response when I read the quote to her:
"I'm a girl who doesn't think I've seen anything good having come from Sony in a while."
4) Dump iTunes. Seriously, talk about specification creep. When a music player now manages movies, television, that's one thing. But when it's your application manager and synchronization tool as well. Apple really needs to launch a new tool, call iLife or what not. Where iTunes would just be one category. I mean, I really hate having to go under music to find my TV shows and apps and such. LAME!!!
Not to be disrespectful, but are you frikkin' nuts?
Apple's success outside of the computer market over the past few years has been due to their ability to:
- Get iTunes onto the majority of consumers' computers (thanks to the iPod's success)
- Convince media publishers that all those eyeballs looking at iTunes every day want to buy things
- Use iTunes as a distribution channel and the "hub" of people's digital lifestyle
iTunes is the key to Apple's strategy. They're not going to dump it, they're going to use it to continue to make boatloads of cold, hard cash. If you want to rename the application to "Apple Online Store", I'm sure they wouldn't mind you doing so on your own computer. But in my mind it's fair to say that iTunes is currently Apple's most important asset.
I love all the critique of what is obviously a pitiful attempt to produce one of them fancy web application things. I unfortunately can't add to the list here... being a late-comer to the discussion, the site is already offline.
But a lot of folks are missing the obvious opportunity here: government jobs are, frankly, the best thing going right now given the current state of the economy. How many Slashdotters have sent their resume to the Colorado DOL? They clearly need the help!
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