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Already included in the list are all the reasons I would never buy an ipod either. Namely the fact that you can only use them with Apple (or Microsoft) software in order to get music and itunes (or the zune store or whatever the heck its called) is simply terrible.
Now massive failure on a grand scale will be added to the top of the list.
Guess I’ll have to stick with my trusty old Dell DJ from back in the day…
Updates below the fold
UPDATE: According to the Zune website the problem simply fixes itself once the clock strikes 12 noon tomorrow. I guess you could call this the Cinderella Virus?
UPDATE: CNN reports that it was pretty much a y2k glitch as the internal clock was so terribly programed that it couldn’t handle a leap year…
UPDATE: Yes, I realize that you can use other services to put songs (well, mp3s at least) onto ipods and zunes that you have bought but I am a subscription person myself and you certainly can’t use either an ipod or a zune with the Napster to go service that I massively prefer. And I find the kind of corporate protectionism that Apple pioneered and Microsoft copied completely unacceptable. If I pay a couple hundred for a piece of hard ware I damn well better be able to use it with the software I want, especially when it comes to something as simple as an mp3 player.
UPDATE: A big welcome to everybody coming from Instapundit