John Paczkowski

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Zune Me Once, Shame on You. Zune Me Twice, Shame on Me.

zune_tat_2.jpgMicrosoft is gearing up to launch the second generation of its Zune digital music players this week, perhaps as early as today.

Sources with knowledge of the announcement tell BetaNews that Redmond is readying both hard disk and flash-based players for the launch. The flash device is said to be similar in size to the second-generation iPod Nano and will reportedly offer video and WiFi support. The existing hard disk drive device is said to be slightly leaner than its predecessor, but otherwise largely unchanged (no word yet on new color schemes, but it will be hard to match UPS brown). Which seems to suggest that Microsoft, against all odds, has managed to make the second-generation Zune just as underwhelming as the first generation.
(Photo courtesy Engadget)

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work