So Microsoft has finally declared that the Zune will be priced at $249. They make a bold statement there on the press release:
“On Nov. 14 we’re delivering not only a device, but a shared, social experience that will be shaped by the collective imagination of consumers,” said Chris Stephenson, general manager of global marketing for Zune. “We’re infusing the spirit of discovery and sharing into everything we do — from the experience we crafted around the device and service to pre-loading music and videos on every device to expose people to something new.”
We will only know for sure once we experience it, but this sure has me all excited. So now you know what I want for Thanksgiving.
You know you are spending too much time on your laptop watching media when you start getting restless after 3 minutes of watching television. Why are you restless? Coz you are reaching for the mouse to move it a little coz you think you forgot to turn off the screensaver. But the 3rd minute passes and the television doesn’t give as much as a blink and you start getting comfortable again.
Windows Live Writer is a really good tool. It’s a freeware windows beta which surprisingly isn’t simply tied down to only MSN Spaces. I could use it perfectly fine with this “Customer Installation of WordPress”. I am impressed.
Setting it up is extremely easy – you simply tell it the URL of your blog and it will try and find out what you use. If it’s a custom installation (like mine) you just need to point it to the publish interface and it takes it from there. It then loads your blog, decides the presentation elements and brings out a template just as it appears online for you to populate. I would give it a 10/10 as far as first impressions go. But do check back some time later to see the long-term assessment and views on it!