Both Apple and Microsoft are like little children. They will never produce something that’s compatible with the platform of the competition. So Apple started using AAC with evil DRM. And Microsoft chooses WMA with DRM. WMA is not compatible with iPods and guess what? The new Urge music service Gates unveiled today isn’t either. Urge is MS’s answer to Apple’s iTunes.
Apple and Microsoft are acting like little kids. They ‘invent’ all kinds of lame protocols which are not compatible with those of the competition. Man, what would happen if those companies were into cars? I am sure both Apple and Microsoft would ‘invent’ just another non-compatible fuel system.
No way I will call this innovation. Protectionism, that’s what it is. A child’s act!