Thursday, February 8, 2007
Posted by Damion Chaplin in "Zune Talk" @ 12:00 PM
Why did John Carrol buy a Zune? Because he trusts the Microsoft ecosystem more than Apple's. What does that mean? Well, a very common thread in Mac vs. PC arguments is that MS products are configurable, customizable and frankly more power-user-friendly. As a software developer, John knows what it's like to try to program for Apple, so he concludes (correctly?) that more developers will want to develop for the Zune because the iPod ecosystem is so closed it's next to impossible to actually develop for it. Personally, I'm not exactly seeing a shortage in iPod accessories, and I don't think the Microsoft lure is enough to attract any significant portion of developers to the Zune. I am not, however, a developer, so what do I know? Any real developers want to pipe in with their take?