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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:58 AM
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Obama uses Zune. Will iPod fans demand apology?
Heres what we know about President-elect Barack Obama and gadgets:

He loves his BlackBerry. Hes a Mac, not a PC. He was seen working out with a Zune.

Wait...a Zune? Not an iPod? Is it too late for a recount?

Obamas alleged choice of digital music player has sparked so much buzz in the techie blogosphere that all the incoming traffic briefly crashed the Web site of the Philadelphia paper that broke the story.

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Fans of the iPod don't believe Santos account and demand proof of what they consider betrayal by the president-elect, who is known to use that brand. Santos responded in a second post: Ive seen a Zune in action. I know what it looks like.


http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/eric2_0/2008/12...

Yay! PE Obama has ditched the Apple!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:59 AM
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1. Barack still knows Mac is better.
He's just reaching across the aisle. ;)
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maddowfan Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:59 AM
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2. Didn't We Already Have The Obama vs. Mac Debates A Month Ago
a-har-har-har.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:00 AM
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3. People actually care about this?
Wow.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:03 AM
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4. THAT debate makes us seem reasonable :) nt
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alwysdrunk Donating Member (908 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:04 AM
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5. I care more about this than the puppy.
Zune FTW!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:05 AM
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18. Sad, isn't it?
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:05 AM
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6. damn!
I was going to by my wife a Zune, but opted for the ipod because I knew she'd want the "name brand." Now Zune is the name brand!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:53 PM
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8. Nah, you made the right choice.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:55 PM by Harvey Korman
Zune blows.

In fact, in common usage the word "zune" has come to be a slang word for "crap." As in, "everytime I eat a double refried bean burrito, I always take a huge zune."
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ksoze Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:12 AM
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7. He obvioulsy works out with his second choice MP3 player
Would you work out in your best clothes? Would you wear your best watch to the gym or the $10 throw away from the discount bin at Walmart? Why bring that real thing to work out - use a second string wanna be - if it gets lost or broken, no biggie.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:48 PM
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15. True I have a iPod I rebuilt for when I travel or whatever
instead of my much better Zen.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:43 PM
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9. Good. No iPod!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:45 PM by Phx_Dem
I'm liking him more every day, if that's possible.

iPod's are great looking, but I hate that they are so inclusive and not compatible with anything. I can't use them because that pisses me off so much. Plus, there are lots of other great MP3 players out there. Maybe I'll buy a Zuna for Christmas.

I hate iTunes as well. Napster rocks.

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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:13 PM
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21. Not compatible? WTF?
Any MP3 file can be loaded onto an iPod...even from Napster, and they're very compatible with Macs. It's not Apple's fault MS makes shitty OSes.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:27 PM
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10. According to a spokesman for Obama, the PE does not own a Zune.
Yesterday the Philadelphia City Paper ignited a controversy over the question, with a blog entry that included the innocuous detail that the President-elect was working out while listening to the Microsoft (not Apple!) music player.

But today a spokesman puts the vicious rumor to rest. Not true, the President-elect uses an iPod, he says. And the Philadelphia writer, Neal Santos, blogs today: It could belong to one of the many Secret Service dudes that were at the gym, Michelle, or even one of his daughters.

http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/12/04/obama-zunegate-...
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Titus Andronicus Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:06 PM
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11. Yes! Apple Rules!
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:08 PM
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13. Apple's are okay but...
Creative Labs Zen is the greatest!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:44 PM
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12. Of course.
Obama knows what's up. ;)
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VADem11 Donating Member (783 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:47 PM
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14. Obviously
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 09:47 PM by VADem11
It's obvious Obama is an Apple fan. He also owns a Macbook.
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FloridaGrl Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:00 AM
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16. As a zune owner
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 09:03 AM by FloridaGrl
I am very pleased to hear this. I hope he'll realize how cool it is and decide to get one of his own.
Ain't nothing wrong if he owns both :-).
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:49 AM
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19. I have both
I haven't been able to figure out the Zune though.

This new President will be so cool!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:02 AM
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17. He is an individual. Not an iZombie.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:22 PM
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23. You're a very odd person; do you know that?
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 03:22 PM by Tesha
You always a kind word for all sorts of folks. :sarcasm:

Tesha

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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:15 AM
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20. FLASH: Obama "Halo Effect" Fails to Boost Zune Sales
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 10:24 AM by Moochy
Consumers Project Fears/Desires Through Brand Loyalty Anecdotes
News at 11
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:15 PM
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22. He'll switch back after 3 years and his songs go away.
You never own your music on a Zune.
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