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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

iPods on MS Campus

There's an interesting article over at Wired about 80% of MS employees having a portable media player, 80% of which are iPods, i.e. there are 16,000 iPods on the MS campus. The local apple shop is selling them faster than they can ship them in. But some employees are worried that it will be construed as betraying their company, indeed it seems that high level memos have been zipping around about employees choice of portable player.
What's the big deal? Do you have to be loyal to them? Would there job really be on the line if they chose an iPod over an MS alternative? G-Mail over Hotmail? AIM over MSN? Google over MSN Search? Playstation over X-Box? You get the point, I certainly wouldn't like to work somewhere where my choice of consumer electronics has to be based not on personal preference but instead on what my boss will say.
http://wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,66460,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2

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