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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Apple, Intel and Hollywood

Wired and Bubblegeneration have the most insightful commentary on Apple's decision to switch to Intel processors. As Cringely has pointed out several times, Apple wants to have the same success as a digital movie distributor as it has had as a digital music distributor. Hollywood won't cooperate without strong DRM protection which Intel can provide.

Strategies that acknowledge that digital reproduction and modification is easy and inevitable, and work with that will be more productive than those that waste energy fighting against it. Can Apple be a platform for all players, or have they chosen the losing side?