A good friend of mine with general wise views on most matters has, in recent months, started taking the strongly counterintuitive line that those of us with iPods — a group that includes himself — are suckers and that the Zune is actually a better product. Except apparently nobody told Microsoft about leap years:
Owners of 30-gigabyte Zunes began flooding Zune-related Web sites with complaints early Wednesday morning. They said their players had suddenly stopped working, displaying only a frozen start-up screen.
After spending much of the day digging into the problem, Microsoft said that it had traced it to a software bug “related to the way the device handles a leap year.” Apparently the Zune was expecting 2008 to have 365 days, not 366.
Sloppy! I’ll say nothing more about my love of Apple products until Steve Jobs comes through with the product placement deal I deserve. Consider this post a good venue for a general Mac versus PC flame war — gotta get traffic back up.