Wednesday, July 21, 2004

When a product makes it to Toilet Entertainment you know it's big!

I read on MacCentral this morning about the pPod. This little addition to the iPod gives an audible and visual guide to London Toilets. It gives reviews of the facilities (both written in the iPod note system and by auditory review in the form of MP3). It also plays several different tunes for your "toilet time" entertainment.

Immediately I thought of Peek A Boo by Souixsie & The Banshees

The chorus line from the song is:

Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eek a Boo

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The Big Mac Not Compatible With The Mac

I find it very ironic how McDonald's latest promotion in conjunction with the Sony Connect Music is being promoted. Each Big Mac you buy has a code for the Sony Connect Music Store (similar to iTunes Music Store). Here's the catch, the Sony Connect Music Store isn't compatible with the Mac! The songs are encoded in a special (read as inferior and proprietary) ATRAC format that cannot be read on the Mac.

McDonald's is losing out on a lot of potential and a lot of cross promotion with Apple. But, in a way, Apple shot itself in the foot by going with pepsi for a promotion any way. It was not handled very well. Pepsi doesn't have the proper US distribution channel (at least in comparison to Coca Cola) Since McDonald's is a Coke exclusive fast food chain, I'm sure Coke had a lot to do with the consultation on NOT going with iTunes.

Proof Apple should have gone with Coca Cola for the iTunes Song Give Away