Oh, Steve. Sometimes you have to wonder if Steve, as CEO of Microsoft, is ever actually told what’s going on at the company. On October 2nd, we had the following quote:This guy talks crap so often yet remains in his job you have to wonder if he's got photos in his safe of Bill Gates at one of Michael Jackson's pajama parties.
“I think these things [social networks] are going to have some legs, and yet there’s a faddishness, a faddish nature about anything that basically appeals to younger people.”
On October 24th, a mere 22 days later, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook. It’s good to know you can just throw that sort of money at a “fad”. That’s not to mention the fact Microsoft has added social networking features to Xbox Live. He really should read those daily memos before going out and making comments.
During the RIAA case against Jammie Thomas, Jennifer Pariser of Sony shared her rather… “unique”… viewpoint on the idea of backing up/ripping music from your legally purchased CD:Check out the others at Mashable
“When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song… (it’s) a nice way of saying ’steals just one copy’,”
Wow, that’s just amazing. So, even though you legally purchased your CD, you can’t do as you please with for your personal enjoyment. Good to know.