Thursday, May 12, 2005

Bill Gates has an opinion:

Microsoft founder Bill Gates sees mobile phones overtaking MP3s as the top choice of portable music players, and views the raging popularity of Apple's iPod player as unsustainable, he told a German newspaper.
Can't Money (or CNN, whomever took the lead on this piece) find somebody to report on technology news who knows something about technology? I mean, come on!

"MP3s" are not portable music players, and therefore cannot be replaced as such. If mobile phones do replace mp3 players as the best technology for music enjoyment, then they will most likely still use mp3-like compression technology, if not mp3s themselves.


Charley on the MTA said...

Have you tried AacPlus? I read this and listened to some of the internet radio stuff, and the quality was indeed quite good.

RFTR said...

Yeah, but Apple has rights to AAC, so that's not going to wipe out iPods.