John Paczkowski

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I'm Keeping the Vista Tattoo on My Behind, Though

What a sad, sad day for Microsoft (MSFT). Zune Guy, the lone evangelist/fetishist for Redmond’s maligned digital media player, is giving up the fight. Dismayed over the Zune’s lack of improvement “mszunefan,” a.k.a. Steve Smith, has decided to have his Zune tattoos covered. “I am done,” Smith wrote in a post to Zune Scene. “I have had the Zune since Day 1 and have noticed little improvement. I have tried my best to support them every step of the way but the recent Xbox Live announcement at E3 made me lose it. To not include Zune Marketplace or the ability to load videos from Xbox Live to your Zune made me finally give up. I am in the works of figuring the best way to get a new tattoo to cover the [Zune] logo on my arm. … Good news is I will still buy Zunes, but I might try out some of the competition before the Zune 3 comes out. I do dig all the people who supported my journey–all four of you.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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