Monday, September 25, 2006

Ready, Fire, Aim!

Apple has sent the first of what is doubtless to be a large number of cease and desist letters to a website that catalogs podcasts.

You've got 80% of the market, your product is a household name, and you want to hammer the people who are creating and publicizing content for it? Because they've adopted the word "podcast" and come up with a spiffy piece of software called "myPodder"? (Man, the ipodder folks better watch out, because they really are going to be toast.)

I suppose that now Apple will try to lay claim to any word that has "pod" in it, especially if it's connect to technology in any way. Geeze.

Dumb. Real dumb. But hey, that's Apple--they "Think Different".

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