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Thursday, March 19, 2009

How Many Quarks In A Zune?

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.raquo.net/fine-structure...ong-on-an-ipod/

"My friend Nick is good at answering the questions I didn't even know I wanted to ask. For example, how many electrons per song on an iPod? At approximately 4 minutes per song (Apple's average), we can play through 150 songs in 10 hours (far less than the 1000 song storage capacity), giving us approximately 1.09•1020 electrons used per song. That's downright efficient compared to the piggish 160 gig iPod Classic, which weighs in at 850mA•h, 40h: 1.27•1021 e / song."

File this under useless trivia, but maybe you've always wondered the number of electrons your Zune takes to play a song. Or maybe not.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Day in the Life At Zune

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Talk" @ 01:30 PM

http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2009...ay-at-zune.aspx

"10:45 a.m.: Randomization begins. Two people stop by my desk to discuss different issues in some new code; as we're trying to lock down and stabilize for the milestone, I need to evaluate the issues and help my team come to a decision on each. And my husband is instant-messaging me, commenting on the music I'm playing (it shows up in my Messenger as my status). At the same time, I'm trying to write a mail that will go team-wide and let them know where we are in the planning for our next milestone and what documentation, costing, and prototyping work is due today and in the next few weeks. 11 a.m.: Zune central shiproom. This is a meeting of all teams - device, software, services and others - to come together and talk about project-wide issues. Today I only have good news to report about the progress my team is making on the current and next milestones."

Zune Insider Jessica Zahn, program manager for Zune Social, guides us through a typical day at Zune HQ, which includes meeting with product teams, tracking feature requests, and yes, complaining about the cafeteria food. Sound fun? Click through to read the whole thing!

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