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The Day the Zune Stood Still

So, I got tipped off to this bit of news.

Seems as though ol' Microsoft has done yet another rather disastrous thing to its already widely loathed name. Even so, they claim they will only be down for a total of about a day. The fix is supposed to be up at 4am PST, January 1, 2009.

If you have one of these crashed Zunes, let me know. I'm interested in knowing if the fix is actually a go or not.

My wife wonders if the Trusted Computing Group is behind this, testing some form of ultimate control over user's devices. I doubt it, but it would be funny. In any case, here's a logo TCG may want to incorporate to more accurately reflect their ideals.

Cranky People Group

So, until tomorrow morning...

A Happy New Year from Microsoft.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor


Anonymous said...

And why would your wife be questioning whether the TCG is somewhat involved in this?

Luke Holzmann said...

Well, the TCG hasn't exactly had the kindest intentions toward end users from what research we've done. My wife is a tad more paranoid about people trying to take away control than I am. ...and considering Microsoft is part of the TCG, it is plausible <smile>.

The fact that there is, thus far, only speculation as to the cause of the problem, I'd say that some mass experiment by a group determined to lock down end user's equipment which they develop is as logical as the next <smile>.

I'm guessing this will pass into history without any real explanation, but I'm open to any data anyone has.