[rescue] VirtualBox anecdotes - was Re: A wee bit off-topic

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Tue Jun 23 16:23:28 CDT 2015

On 06/23/2015 04:42 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> I recently read the book on Jobs by Isaacson, not a bad read.  They
> talk a bit about the failure of Zune vs iPod, and Jobs did have a
> point, you do have to obsess over all the details and love what you
> are making/using.  The Zune guys clearly didn't do that, or didn't
> have the ability to push manufacturing/engineering changes to adhere
> to their vision.

Zune was, by all acounts, an extremely nice premium MP3 player bundled 
with good software.

The major problem is that it was released approximately 12 months before 
the premium MP3 player stopped being a product category that mattered.

Consumers started buying $500 smartphones instead of $300 music players.

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