Saturday, December 02, 2006

If Microsoft designed the iPod box

I saw this referred to in a review of the new Zune player. Apparently Zune itself is designed quite well but Microsoft do have a history in terms of its cluttered design philosophy, especially for packaging. Apparently some Microsoft employees thought so too and fired a warning shot. The video is three minutes long - the music is well chosen too.



Still - not everything has changed. The Ars Technica review (second link above) noted:
When that three-inch screen burst to life, I thought to myself, "Self, you have got to give credit to Microsoft for a great out-of-box experience."

And that's when it crashed.
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