Oh. My. Fucking. God.
Andrew Ross Sorkin presents the Zune on CNN, and so much Zune trashing and iPod boosterism ensues that it’s hard to decide what’s most painful for Microsoft:
- That the new iPod Shuffle got more screen time in this segment than the Zune did?
- That the most enthusiasm Andrew Sorkin displayed for the Zune was a halfhearted “so, ah, that’s sorta cool” about the much touted wifi song sharing feature?
- That the tepid, ten second endorsement mentioned above was followed by a full minute of discussion about the Zune’s various limitations and weaknesses?
- Miles O’Brien’s “why don’t they get some decent design people?” as the segment grinds to a halt?
Seriously — this couldn’t have been any better for the iPod if Apple had sent a script and a basket of hundred dollar bills to CNN. Watch and cringe.