I was tired of reading and hearing, “Ballmer Needs to Quit Now!” everywhere I looked. I told my secretary Irma, “I need to get out of here, reenergize my batteries, find some positivity for a change, what do you suggest?”
Without hesitation she answered, “Go down to Dallas Texas, the local 1ZuneNation branch is holding it’s Zunexpo this week! They would love for you to keynote or do one of your new product demos for them!”
I said, “yeah, I forgot about that branch … but aren’t they rather, well, excentric?”
She snickered “Just because they call themselves the ZuneSquad, like to dress-up like state troopers and parade arround in goose-step? I guess they are a little eccentric to us, but that’s how they do down in Texas sir. Zunist come in all kinds of flavors!”
I sat back, thought about it for a second, then said, “book it! Sounds interesting.”
…. Boy was I right!
CB – “Chuck, did you see the video of the new software from Apple, it really rocks!”
Chuck – “Nah, I’m not interested in any of that crap”
CB – “but, but, but it made this stuff we use here look primitive …”
Chuck – “Look CB, you have to face reality, it’s a Microsoft world out there! How can sooo many people be wrong? The majority uses Windows because it is the best, anything else can only cause problems”
CB – “So you believe that the majority is always right?”
Chuck – “Ofcourse they are, it’s obvious”
Don’t be a weirdo like the copy-boy! All of your friends use Windows, you should too. Haven’t you noticed that the Mac-guys are always the drooling goofballs with high-water pants, plaid shirts and zits.
For you and your children’s sake don’t let this continue.
ZDnet and ArsTechnica almost got this right, they wrote:
MSN Entertainment and Video Services general manager Rob Bennett sent out an e-mail this afternoon to customers, advising them to make any and all authorizations or deauthorizations before August 31. “As of August 31, 2008, we will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for the songs you purchased from MSN Music or the authorization of additional computers,” reads the e-mail seen by Ars.
“You will need to obtain a license key for each of your songs downloaded from MSN Music on any new computer, and you must do so before August 31, 2008.
If you attempt to transfer your songs to additional computers after August 31, 2008, those songs will not successfully play.”
While it is true that we are planning to let MSN Music Customers “go it alone”, it is not true as they imply that we don’t care! I am personally sending a letter (on paper) to each and every one of them expressing my concern. This dispite the fact that the service never really took off and there aren’t that many of them anyways, I still care. The letter will include ten “credits” for songs at the Zune Media Store.
I am not evil.
“YMCA— fun to be at the YMCA —- YMCA— go to the YMCA —-”
When the song was over, I’d open my eyes and see that I was dancing so good that everyone else had cleared the floor and they were just staring at me.
ahhhhh, Those were the days ….. I was such a Macho, Macho man!