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MobileMe: The Simple Way to Keep Everything in Fail

Speaking at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this past June, CEO Steve Jobs said of MobileMe, the suite of online services that would soon replace the company’s troubled .Mac, “I think we finally got it right.”

Mmm. Not exactly. After nearly two weeks of technical problems, it’s become clear that Apple (AAPL) has not gotten MobileMe right–not yet anyway. With tough, negative reviews piling up and outages continuing to plague the service, MobileMe is quickly turning into a rare and very public black eye for Apple, one that’s apparent in the apologies posted to the MobileMe status update page, and now the inevtiable MobileMe parody site: FailMe.

A caustic take on Apple’s sub-par cloud computing service, FailMe (failmeismorelikeit.com) sums up MobileMe’s performance to date in a single annoyed Web page: “The Simple Way to Keep Everything in Fail.”

Spread the word about FailMe.
You can tell the world how much you appreciate FailMe’s consistent underperformance and passed deadlines with a custom FailMe icon for iChat. Just drag the icon above and drop it onto iChat. So easy, even we can get it to work.”

Ouch.


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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