Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Apple Doesn't Know What's Good For It
The French legislators are passing a law that would force Apple and other online digitial music services to make them compatible with all players, not just their own brands. Apple of course is furious and may pull out of the market in retaliation. But they're being foolish. iTunes is far and away the best music store and it would be even more dominant than it is now if everyone could use it and not just people who bought iPods. Same goes for their players. Apple doesn't know it, but this would be the best thing possible for them -- especially if they adopted it worldwide.