This is what I love about blogs
When someone passionate about a technology or loyal to a particular company, is able to stand back and take a look at the competition it gives me a real insight into how people make decisions. For example in this post Omar Shahine who is very loyal to Microsoft optimised media players is forced to admit the benefits of the iPod.
I’m beginning to change my mind about things. Even though we have a great eco system for music stores etc, the reality is that our OEM partners are never ever going to create a product like the iPod. They are simply no match for the iPod Dock Connector, which as generated an ecosystem of hardware that’s probably more lucrative than the online music business.
He goes onto discuss the benefits of pervasiveness, which of course is one of the things that keeps most of on Windows:
Staying at the W Hotel? forgot your iPod charger or Sync cable? They have some for you to borrow in the same way they have plug converters if you are in a foreign country. Have some cryptically named Philips device with a massive brick? You are out of luck.
This is why I love blogs!