Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jobs on Zune: "your lover's lips"

I wonder if Steve Jobs is taking lessons in sexual metaphors from Jean-Louis Gassée. In an online interview with Newsweek's Steven Levy Jobs dismissed the threat of the new Microsoft Zune.

Of the new Zune-to-Zune wireless music-sharing feature:
"It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left."
Of iPod losing it's cool-factor now that everybody has one:
"That's like saying you don't want to kiss your lover's lips because everyone has lips. It doesn't make any sense."
In a move clearly designed to innoculate the market against the imminent release of Zune, Jobs uses his powerful mediagenic rays to secure major Newsweek print coverage as well.

One more thing: Levy has a vested interest in our interest in iPod. He's about to release a book about it.

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