Even ignoring all the charitable work he’s done and focusing solely on his tenure at Microsoft, it’s hard to deny that Bill Gates has had an incredible career full of hit products. People love to make light of the misses (Vista, BOB, Windows ME, Zune) and ignore some of the truly outstanding products the company has put out under Gates’ watch (XBox, Visual Basic, Windows Mobile, Microsoft Mouse, Windows Media Center). Love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny his impact. So long, Bill. The industry will definitely miss you being a part on a day-to-day basis.
Long story short: Engadget concludes that, for all but the most couch-potato of homes, buyshifting (i.e. getting your TV from iTunes, Joost, or even on DVD) is a much better value than a typical cable plus DVR package.
I’m extremely skeptical of this report — Apple just on their conference call a week or two ago confirmed that the iPhone would ship in June. Still, Engadget isn’t wrong that often, so I thought it was worth mentioning.
If it is true, I’ll be bummed and frustrated, probably to the point of looking elsewhere for my next phone. There are too many great new phones coming out (Nokia N95, Helio Ocean, Blackberry Curve, etc.) to sit around and wait on Apple’s failed promises.
Here’s hoping this is totally false.
Update: This turns out to be totally false, thank God. Apparently someone spoofed an e-mail to Apple employees indicating the delay, appearing to be an official Apple notice to its workers.