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Apple's Outdated View

by msky2000 / June 21, 2011 / 4:30 AM UTC

I'm unimpressed by iCloud and iTunes. Apple should be embracing the subscription music revolution (so should Pandora). Companies like MOG, Rdio, and older players like Napster and Rhapsody and Europe's highly popular Spotify are going to come to the forefront as more people get used to the NetFlix streaming media pay-per-month model instead of the old-fashioned idea of buying albums online. I feel Apple is just clinging on cause enough people haven't figured out the better options out there just yet. Subscription music lets you even download the songs, so if you like music and could see yourself wanting more than one album per month, subscription is more cost-effective and far more vibrant than buying one album per month at the same price, or spending way more so you can hypothetically own the songs. Music is a vibrant process, ownership of music makes no sense when we all crave new songs. Do you really want to listen to the same limited selection over and over and over again and pay huge premiums for the latest music that would otherwise be readily available.

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I have a simple solution for myself.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 21, 2011 / 4:37 AM UTC
In reply to: Apple's Outdated View

I don't use those products that I have issues with.

Mark

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Flash is a bloated goat (n/t)
by Pepe7 / June 21, 2011 / 2:31 PM UTC
In reply to: Apple's Outdated View

n/t

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(NT) What isn't?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2011 / 2:41 PM UTC
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Flash, is just as unwieldy as iTunes
by grimgraphix / June 21, 2011 / 2:51 PM UTC
In reply to: Apple's Outdated View

I too, am less than impressed by iCloud, but to be honest, I have never been a big fan of the "cloud" concept. I had to laugh at Steve's characterization that iCloud was the first of it's ilk, considering Amazon put out an almost identical version a few months before iCloud was announced.

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Good points
by msky2000 / June 21, 2011 / 6:47 PM UTC

My only thing is that Flash at least presents an open web standard, accessible across most platforms. Now developers have to keep making apps for each OS to have dynamic user experiences. It makes it much more difficult for smaller companies, however Flash has gotten quite bloated in it's own right, but still I go back to the usefulness that a developer can make a Flash app once for various platforms.

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What is open about Flash?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 / 9:58 AM UTC
In reply to: Good points

It's not a standard at w3. It's a proprietary system with tight controls by its maker.

To call it an open web standard is like saying Windows is an open standard for PCs.
Bob

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