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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · April
· · · · 05 (2 entries)

Cuban on Music Retailing · Mark Cuban is al­ways worth read­ing, but when he’s right, as in this piece on the ex­tinc­tion of the CD, he’s re­al­ly right.
 
Check Out Gruber · John Gru­ber, that is, who dis­agrees at length with my unswitch piece. He’s got one good new argument—I hadn’t ac­tu­al­ly read the judg­ment in the Apple-vs-the-leakers case—and while the judge is aware of the risk­i­ness of the ter­ri­to­ry, I’m still wor­ried; per­haps I’ve had a lit­tle too much ex­po­sure to the pro­found sleazi­ness of cer­tain mem­bers of the financial-engineering com­mu­ni­ty. Our dis­agree­ment about information-management style is most­ly aes­thet­ic; I find Apple’s control-freakery of­fen­sive and ster­ile, he doesn’t. He points out that Apple’s share price is do­ing bet­ter than Sun’s or Microsoft’s, and who knows, maybe that’s rel­e­van­t. As for my diss­ing the hard­ware, de­spite what John says, I have friends who are car­ry­ing Sonys and Thinkpads around and they’re faster than my Pow­erBook, and the screens are brighter and have more pix­el­s, and that suck­s. I’ve sub­scribed to John for ages, he’s a Mac bigot’s Mac big­ot, a de­cent writer, and I’ve long ad­mired his sub­tle white-on-grey styling. I hadn’t re­al­ized how much pull he has, there’ve been thou­sands and thou­sands of peo­ple drop by on­go­ing via his piece. So if you’re one of the three Mac en­thu­si­asts in the world who don’t al­ready read John, you might want to start.
 
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