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Technology

Ten Years of iPhone

I genuinely enjoy watching this keynote if only to get fired up. Sad, cliche, but very true.

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In Pictures

On Jobs

Printed photo of Steve Jobs at a makeshift memorial to honor his passing at the Reston, VA Apple Store.
Printed photo of Steve Jobs at a makeshift memorial to honor his passing at the Reston, VA Apple Store.

Technology’s next tastemaker has some huge shoes to fill.

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In Brief

It’s amazing the power one man can command

I think today’s Stevenote — Steve Jobs’s keynote speech at Macworld 2008 in San Francisco — just crashed Twitter hard.

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Technology

Bravo, Mr. Jobs

Steve Jobs’ thoughts on music are…well…music to my ears:

So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system? There appear to be none. If anything, the technical expertise and overhead required to create, operate and update a DRM system has limited the number of participants selling DRM protected music. If such requirements were removed, the music industry might experience an influx of new companies willing to invest in innovative new stores and players. This can only be seen as a positive by the music companies.

Read the whole thing. It’s among one of the best reads yet on the constant DRM battle, and I hope some record execs take note of this. Steve Jobs and his company have been among the best at knowing what consumers want in the last five years, especially when it comes to music. The RIAA would do well to take note of his thoughts.