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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Been down a thousand highways and they're all the same / Another empty place where I can hide my shame
— Steve Earle, Shadowland
August 19, 2005
Sony’s new MP3 players

Sony’s new MP3 players are getting laughed at, and there’s much talk about how the company that invented the walkman lost the lead to Apple.

Here’s a question: all of these competitors now play MP3 and a variety of other formats by default: why don’t any of them play AAC?

Contrary to popular belief, AAC is not proprietary - only Apple’s encrypted version is. My entire iTunes library is now in AAC format.

Want my money? You really think I want to convert all these files again to yet another format?

Think again. My next audio toy will be AAC compatible, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be made by Apple.

Posted by skooter at 10:49 PM This entry is filed under Technology.

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